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Edgar Norris

Full name: Cyril Edgar Norris
Gender: Male
Born: December 23, 1902 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 20, 1982 in Sarasota County, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Edgar Norris was a member of the Toronto Argonauts Rowing Club when they earned the right to represent Canada in the men’s eights at the 1928 Summer Olympics by defeating the Winnipeg Rowing Club at the trials. At the tournament he won a bronze medal, alongside John Donnelly, Frank Fiddes, Jack Hand, Frederick Hedges, Athol Meech, Jack Murdoch, Herbert Richardson, and William Ross, after defeating Poland in the quarterfinals and losing to the United States in the semifinals. He later worked as a public servant and became city clerk for Toronto in 1958. During his tenure in this position, he compiled several editions of the city’s municipal handbook. He retired in 1971, received Toronto’s Civic Award of Merit the following year, and eventually moved to Florida, where he lived until his death in April 1982.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 6:03.8
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Rowing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Heat One 6:37.4
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Rowing Canada CAN Round Two Heat Five 6:59.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 6:29.8
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