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Walter Lewis

Full name: Walter Aiken Todd Lewis
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: July 17, 1885 in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 29, 1956 in Québec City, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Walter Lewis was a member of the Toronto Argonauts Rowing Club when he was selected to represent Canada in the coxed eights at the 1908 Summer Olympics. There, alongside Gordon Balfour, Becher Gale, Douglas Kertland , Charles Riddy, Irvine Robertson, Geoffrey Taylor, Julius Thomson, and Joe Wright, Sr., he was defeated in the semifinals by the eventual gold medal-winning Leander crew from Great Britain and settled for bronze. Two years earlier, Lewis had helped the Argonauts win the junior eights at Canada’s Henley Royal Regatta. At the onset of World War I he joined the British Infantry and served with distinction, earning a Military Cross and Bar for his actions overseas, and leaving the army with the rank of Lieutenant.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 22 London Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Toronto Argonauts CAN 3T Bronze

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit M T
1908 Summer 22 London Rowing Toronto Argonauts CAN Semi-Finals Heat One at 1 length
1908 Summer 22 London Rowing Toronto Argonauts CAN Round One Heat One 8:06.0
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