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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