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John Welchli

Full name: John Russell Welchli
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: March 6, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

John Welchli graduated from Brown in 1950 and was a fine all-round athlete for the Providence school. He competed for all four years on the swim, crew, and track teams, and ran cross-country for two years. Welchli was rather small for a world-class rower, only 160 lbs. (73 kg.), and he won numerous national championships in lightweight boats. Rowing for the Detroit BC, he was partnered at the Olympics by the McKinlay twins, Art and John and Jim McIntosh. Welchli still rows and competes in masters' rowing events.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxless Fours United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Final 7:18.4
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:59.7
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 6:59.2