You Are Here > > > George Byers

George Byers

Full name: George Albert Byers
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: July 3, 1916 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 5, 1995 in Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Samoset Canoe Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing


George Byers was an oil dealer with six children when he competed in the 1956 Olympics. Byers won the US title in C-1 in 1953 and 1955, and he and [Daniel Bingham] won the US C-2 title in 1951-53. Byers paddled for the Samoset Canoe Club. At the 1956 US Olympic trials he was third in the C-1 1,000 metres but teamed with [Richard Moran] to win the C-2 1,000.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 5 h2 r1/2

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1956 Summer 40 Melbourne Canoeing United States USA Richard Moran Round One Heat Two 1956-12-01
id: 11,065