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Gordon Thomson

Full name: Gordon Lindsay Thomson
Gender: Male
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: March 27, 1884 in Wandsworth, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: July 8, 1953 in Staplehurst, Kent, Great Britain
Affiliations: Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

After attending University College School, Hampstead, Gordon Thomson went up to Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he won his rowing blue in 1909. The previous year he had won the coxless pairs, with John Fenning as his partner, at the 1908 Olympics and both Thomson and Fenning also won silver medals as members of the Leander crew in the coxless fours. During the warm, Gordon Thomson served with the RAF and was awarded the DSC for his photographic work at low altitudes over enemy lines in Gallipoli. He also won the DFC and was thus honored with a rare “double” of gallantry medals. Thomson was also a fine rugby player and represented UCS Old Boys, London Scottish and Surrey.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 24 London Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Leander Club #1-1 GBR 1 Gold
1908 Summer 24 London Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Leander Club-2 GBR 2 Silver

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1908 Summer 24 London Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR John Fenning Final 9:41.0
1908 Summer 24 London Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR John Fenning Semi-Finals Heat One 9:46.0

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1908 Summer 24 London Rowing Leander Club-2 GBR Final
1908 Summer 24 London Rowing Leander Club-2 GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 9:04.0
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