Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > Ralph Purchase

Ralph Purchase

Full name: Ralph Kenneth Purchase
Gender: Male
Born: July 11, 1916 in Newport, Washington, United States
Died: January 11, 2000 in Sun City West, Arizona, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ralph Purchase was the coxswain for the Cal/Berkeley eight at the 1948 Olympics. Though Cal had had an indifferent season, losing twice to Washington during the year, they defeated the Huskies in the semi-finals of the Olympic Trials and won the gold medal in London without losing a race. Purchase later became a high-ranking executive with the Zellerbach Corp.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 32 London Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 32 London Rowing United States USA Final Round 5:56.7
1948 Summer 32 London Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:36.5
1948 Summer 32 London Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Four 5:59.1
id: 40,841