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Charles Riddy

Full name: Charles Riddy
Gender: Male
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: March 3, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Charles Riddy 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 , Walter Lewis, 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. He also competed in the coxless fours, alongside Balfour, Gale, and Taylor, but was eliminated in the opening round (although for historical purposes he is considered a bronze medalist, as there were only four teams in the event). He made a second appearance with the Argonauts in the coxed eights at the 1912 Summer Olympics, but was again defeated by the Leander crew (who would go on to win the event) and eliminated from the tournament. In May 1918 his exemption from overseas service during World War I was refused, but the conflict ended before he saw any action.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Argonaut Rowing Club CAN 3T Bronze
1908 Summer 23 London Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Toronto Argonauts CAN 3T Bronze
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Toronto Argonauts CAN 2 h5 r1/4

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit M
1908 Summer 23 London Rowing Argonaut Rowing Club CAN Round One Heat One at 2¼ lengths

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit M T
1908 Summer 23 London Rowing Toronto Argonauts CAN Semi-Finals Heat One at 1 length
1908 Summer 23 London Rowing Toronto Argonauts CAN Round One Heat One 8:06.0
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Rowing Toronto Argonauts CAN Round One Heat Five at ½+ length
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