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Douglas Hume

Full name: James Douglas Howden Hume
Gender: Male
Born: May 4, 1928 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: April 26, 2009 in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Son of Howden Hume.

Biography

Douglas Hume sailed as part of his father’s crew on the yacht Johan in the 6m class event at the 1948 Games. He graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in mechanical engineering and joined the family engineering firm of James Howden & Company who specialised in the handling of air and gasses.

Hume became managing director of the company in 1963 and when he retired in 1997 profits had risen from £5,000,000 to £50,000,000. After his wife’s battle with cancer Douglas Hume set up a charitable fund to help terminally ill patients.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Mixed 6 metres Johan GBR 5

Mixed 6 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Johan GBR Final Standings 1948-08-03 2,879
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Johan GBR Race One 1948-08-03 297 2-55:43
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Johan GBR Race Two 1948-08-04 540 2-38:51
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Johan GBR Race Three 1948-08-05 239 2-21:49
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Johan GBR Race Four 1948-08-06 297 2-27:09
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Johan GBR Race Five 1948-08-10 540 2-04:44
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Johan GBR Race Six 1948-08-11 665 2-58:18
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Johan GBR Race Seven 1948-08-12 540 2-29:36
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