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Duncan Mackinnon

Full name: Duncan Mackinnon
Gender: Male
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: September 29, 1887 in Paddington, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: October 9, 1917 in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Affiliations: Thames
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Duncan Mackinnon, was educated at Rugby and Magdalen College, Oxford, had not yet won his blue when he won an Olympic gold medal in the coxless fours in 1908, although he subsequently rowed in the Cambridge boat in 1909, 1910 and 1911. In the five years he competed at Henley, Mackinnon lost only two races winning the Grand and the Visitors’ twice each and the Stewards’ and the Wyfold once. On leaving Oxford, Mackinnon became a partner in the family business in Calcutta but returned to England on the outbreak of war. After initially being commissioned into the Royal North Devon Hussars he transferred to the Scots Guards before being killed in action.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 20 London Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Magdalen College Boat Club-1 GBR 1 Gold

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1908 Summer 20 London Rowing Magdalen College Boat Club-1 GBR Final Round 8:34.0
1908 Summer 20 London Rowing Magdalen College Boat Club-1 GBR Round One Heat One 8:34.0
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