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Rowing at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Coxed Pairs (1 mile)

Rowing at the 1906 Summer Games:


Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Faliron Bay, Peiraias
Date Started: April 27, 1906
Date Finished: April 27, 1906
Format: 1,609 metres. Final only.

Gold: ITA Italy
Silver: MIX Mixed team
Bronze: FRA France-1


It is not known why there were two coxed pairs events, one over 1-kilometer and one over 1-mile. Both were won by the same Italian crew from the Bucintoro Venezia club. The three crew members – [Enrico Bruna], [Emilio Fontanella], [Giorgio Cesana] – were also part of their club team that won the coxed fours in 1906.

Second went to a Belgian team representing the Société Nautique de Gand. The two brothers on this team, [Max] and [Rémy Orban] came to Athens with no coxswain, apparently not realizing they needed one. They recruited a young Greek man named [Theofilakas Psiliakos], who served as the cox for them in both events. The Orbans and Psiliakos finished fifth over 1 km.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal T
1 Bucintoro Venezia ITA Gold 7:32.4
2 Royal Club Nautique de Gand MIX Silver 8:00.0
3 Société Nautique de Bayonne-1 FRA Bronze 8:08.6
4 Dansk Idræts Forbund DEN
AC Panhellenios Gymnastikos Syllogos-1 GRE
AC Peiraikos Syndesmos-2 GRE
AC Société Nautique de la Basse Seine-2 FRA