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Irvine Robertson

Full name: Irvine Geale Robertson (-Perley-Robertson)
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: July 10, 1882 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: February 26, 1956 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Irvine Robertson 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, Charles Riddy, 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. Robertson joined the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery in November 1914 and served with them during World War I, eventually reaching the rank of Captain and being appointed War Records Officer. He also had a stint with the British Ministry of Information during the conflict. He later married Ethel Perley, the daughter of Canadian politician George Halsey Perley, and added her family name to his own.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 25 London Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Toronto Argonauts CAN 3T Bronze

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit M T
1908 Summer 25 London Rowing Toronto Argonauts CAN Semi-Finals Heat One at 1 length
1908 Summer 25 London Rowing Toronto Argonauts CAN Round One Heat One 8:06.0
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