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G. C. Spencer

Full name: Galen Carter "G. C." Spencer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Born: September 19, 1840 in New York, New York, United States
Died: October 19, 1904 in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Potomac Archers, Washington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Archery

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

At the 1904 Olympics, G. C. Spencer competed in the Double American Round on September 19 – his 64th birthday He finished 13th in that event but two days later helped his Potomac Archers team win the gold medal, thereby becoming the oldest American to ever win a gold medal. At the time of the 1904 Olympics, Spencer, a graduate of the College of the City of New York, lived in Greenwich, Connecticut where he was a retired minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Spencer was admitted to hospital for surgery just three weeks after his Olympic triumph and died seven days later. His obituary in the New York Times noted that he was an expert chess player.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery Men's Double American Round United States USA 13
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery Men's Team Round Potomac Archers USA 1 Gold

Men's Double American Round

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH S
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States Final Standings 13 1904-09-19 0.0 153 701
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States 60 yards 8 1904-09-19 47 221
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States 50 yards 10 1904-09-19 53 241
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States 40 yards 17 1904-09-19 53 239

Men's Team Round

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TH PTS
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery Potomac Archers USA Final Standings 1 1904-09-21 64 262
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