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David Boykett

Full name: David Hebbert Boykett
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: August 19, 1934
Died: February 10, 2016
Affiliations: Mercantile Rowing Club, Melbourne (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

David Boykett first represented Australia internationally at the 1956 Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in coxed eights. He also competed at the 1964 Olympics, where he was eighth in coxed eights, the 1962 and 1966 World Championships, where he finished fifth and tenth, respectively, in coxed eights, and at the 1962 Commonwealth Games, where he competed in both coxed eights and coxless fours.

A lifelong member of Mercantile Rowing Club, Boykett won the King’s Cup (Australian national coxed eights championships) in 1956-58, 1961, 1964 and 1966. From 1960-96, he worked as a coach, rowing master, and mentor at the Scotch College in Melbourne. He also coached the Mercantile Rowing Club to King’s Cup victories in 1969 and 1970 and was the coach of Australian rowing teams at the 1970 and 1979 World Championships. In 1973, Boykett was the team manager of the Australian team at the inaugural World Junior Championships. He was a FISA Umpire from 1960-78 and an Australian Umpire from 1961 until the 1990s. Boykett was president of the Mercantile Rowing Club from 1993-97 and was chairman of the Victorian Rowing Association (now Rowing Victoria) for two terms.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Australia AUS 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Australia AUS 8

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Rowing Australia AUS Final Round 6:39.2
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Rowing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat One 6:55.6
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Rowing Australia AUS Round One Heat One 6:05.8
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Rowing Australia AUS Final Round B Final 6:02.21
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Rowing Australia AUS Round One Repêchage Heat Three 6:06.24
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Rowing Australia AUS Round One Heat One 6:06.94
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