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Jim Juvenal

Full name: James Benner "Jim" Juvenal
Gender: Male
Born: January 12, 1874 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 1, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Vesper Boat Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Jim Juvenal was one of the most well known of the Philadelphia rowers at the turn of the century In 1893 he won the Middle States regatta near Scranton, Pennsylvania, rowing in an aluminum shell, said to be the first time such a boat was used in competition. Between 1893 and 1906 he won over 100 races, including the 1902 National Association single sculls championship and six consecutive championships of the Schuylkill Navy. In 1906, Juvenal turned professional to become a rowing coach, first with the Malta BC and later with Penn Barge. He also spent a short stint as the national coach in Cuba. Juvenal studied at the Drexel Institute and was employed for 40 years by the Philadelphia Electric Co.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 26 Paris Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Vesper Boat Club USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Rowing Men's Single Sculls United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Single Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit M
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Rowing United States USA Final Round at 2 lengths

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1900 Summer 26 Paris Rowing Vesper Boat Club USA Final Round 6:07.8
1900 Summer 26 Paris Rowing Vesper Boat Club USA Round One Heat Two 5:15.4
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