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Les MacDonald

Full name: George Leslie "Les" MacDonald
Nickname(s): Shorty
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Born: October 5, 1906 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 25, 1997 in Nethy Bridge, Highland, Great Britain
Affiliations: Leander Boat Club, Hamilton (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Although he was only 5-5 (165 cm.), Les MacDonald started out as a hoopster for the Cotas Basketball team. He also started rowing and twice made the Canadian Olympic team in that sport. He also finished third in the 1930 British Empire Games eights competition. His business career was spent entirely with Ontario Hydro. During World War II, MacDonald served in Great Britain where he worked primarily defusing bombs dropped by the German Air Force. In the 1960s he became head coach for the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton. In his later life he was a competitive lawn bowler.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 2 h3 r2/3

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Final 6:40.4
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Round One Repêchage Heat Two 7:03.2
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6:33.2
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Three 6:33.8
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6:14.3
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