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Matt Leanderson

Full name: Matthew Fillip "Matt" Leanderson
Nickname(s): Fil
Gender: Male
Born: March 11, 1931 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: November 2, 2006 in Kirkland, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Washington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Matt Leanderson rowed the stroke oar for the University of Washington four at the 1952 Olympics. Their boat qualified easily for the finals but was then beaten decisively by the Czech shell, although they narrowly lost the silver medals to a Swiss crew. After graduating from Washington, he coached crew at that school, as well as at MIT and Western Washington University. He was an avid salmon fisherman, gardener, and flew model airplanes.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Final Round 7:37.0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 7:07.6
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 7:17.9
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