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Fred Thompson

Full name: Frederick Haughton "Fred" Thompson
Nickname(s): Rangi
Gender: Male
Born: March 31, 1908 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Died: December 15, 1971 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Affiliations: Avon Rowing Club, Christchurch (NZL)
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

In addition to the silver medal in the coxless pairs Fred Thompson, also known by his nickname "Rangi", competed in the coxed eights, but the New Zealand boat failed to qualify for the final. In the finals of the pairs in Los Angeles a holder for his and Bob Stiles's boat's rudder broke at the 600 metres mark but they held on to win silver. At the British Empire Games he won a silver medal in 1930 and a bronze medal in 1938, both in the eights. Prior to World War II he worked in a tannery, but lost an arm in a working accident, and was later a green grocer. He remained connected with his home club as a coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs New Zealand NZL 2 Silver
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Eights New Zealand NZL 2 h1 r2/3

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing New Zealand NZL Bob Stiles Final Round 8:02.4
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing New Zealand NZL Bob Stiles Round One Repêchage Heat One 8:11.4
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing New Zealand NZL Bob Stiles Round One Heat Two 7:50.2

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing New Zealand NZL Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:52.2
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Rowing New Zealand NZL Round One Heat Two 6:38.2
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