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John Ross

Full name: John Gerald Ross
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: January 24, 1945 in [unknown], Ontario, Canada
Died: August 30, 2009 in Sonoma, California, United States
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Biography

John Ross got his first taste of international rowing at the 1967 Pan American Games in the now-discontinued Men's Coxed Fours event (alongside Neil Campbell and the non-Olympians Ray Guy and Geoffrey Wright), but failed to win a medal. He got his next chance at the 1968 Summer Olympics, this time as a member of the coxed eight, where he finished in ninth place out of twelve squads. He later moved to Sonoma, California and donated his spare time to nonprofit organizations as a musician and an electrician until his death in August 2009, which occurred just over a month after that of his Olympic teammate John McIntyre. He was later honored by a resolution adopted by the Sonoma City Council.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 9

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Rowing Canada CAN Final Round B Final 6:18.65
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Rowing Canada CAN Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:31.14
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 6:21.22
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