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Luther Jones

Full name: Luther H Jones, III
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: October 29, 1948 in Pocatello, Idaho, United States
Affiliations: College Boat Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Biography

Luther Jones grew up in Idaho where he starred in football, basketball, and track. He had never rowed before attending the University of Pennsylvania, but captained the freshman crew team which went undefeated. Jones started studying chemical engineering but later switched to business and studied at the Wharton School at Penn, graduating in 1972. He did not row as a senior for Penn but switched to the Vesper Boat Club, with whom he competed at the World and European Championships. He rowed in both the 1968 and 1972 Olympics.

Jones retired from rowing after the 1972 Olympics and started with KMart in Salt Lake City. He later built a long career with Hewlett-Packard, and after 28 years in business, retired to Idaho and began rowing again. During his business career he also earned an MBA from San Francisco State University, while his wife returned to law school.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 5
1972 Summer 23 München Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs United States USA 11

Men's Coxed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1972 Summer 23 München Rowing United States USA Mike Staines Final Round B Final 8:04.80
1972 Summer 23 München Rowing United States USA Mike Staines Semi-Finals Heat One 8:25.40
1972 Summer 23 München Rowing United States USA Mike Staines Round One Heat Two 7:50.00

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 6:51.41
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:54.22
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 7:21.39
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