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John Lander

Full name: John Gerard Heath Lander
Gender: Male
Born: September 7, 1907 in Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Died: December 25, 1941 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Affiliations: Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After his fine performance as stroke in the coxless fours at the 1928 Olympics, John Lander of Shrewsbury and Trinity College, Cambridge seemed assured of a blue in 1929. However, Richard Beesly, the Cambridge President and Lander’s fellow gold medalist in Amsterdam, called on Tom Brocklebank as stroke for the centenary year Boat Race, which Cambridge won by four lengths. On leaving Cambridge, Lander took up a business appointment in Hong Kong where he was killed in defense of the colony during the Japanese invasion. While no less than thirteen British Olympic gold medalists lost their lives in World War I, John Lander was the only one to be killed in action in World War II.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Rowing Great Britain GBR Final Round 6:36.0
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Rowing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:50.4
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Rowing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Heat One 6:42.4
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 7:44.2
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