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Phil Cayzer

Full name: Philip Arthur "Phil" Cayzer
Gender: Male
Born: May 13, 1922
Died: July 15, 2015
Affiliations: Sydney Rowing Club, Sydney (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Phil Cayzer rowed for the Sydney Rowing Club, joining them in 1947. In 1949 he moved into the two seat of the New South Wales King’s Cup eight, which won national titles in 1949-51. The crew also won gold at the 1950 British Empire Games. It also won titles at the 1951 Canterbury Centennnial Games and the New Zealand Championships, leading to its selection for the 1952 Olympics. After winning bronze at the 1952 Helsinki Games, Cayzer was in a serious car accident in 1953 which sidelined him for the season. He returned in 1954 to stroke the Sydney Rowing Club crew to win the 1954 New South Wales Championships and place second at the King’s Cup.

Cayzer, who had attended St. Joseph’s College in Sydney, studying industrial chemistry, then turned his attention to business and coaching. He coached the Aussie coxed four that competed at the 1964 Olympics and also coached the Sydney Rowing Club until the 1970s when he moved to Victoria for work and then coached the Mercantile Rowing Club and the Victorian crews. A yearly competition between Mercantile and Sydney Rowing Clubs was formed, with the winning crew receiving the Cayzer Cup. In 1992 Cayzer was given an Order of Australia Medal for his lifetime service to rowing.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Australia AUS 3 Bronze

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Rowing Australia AUS Final Round 6:33.1
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Rowing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Repêchage Heat One 6:09.6
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Rowing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:44.5
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Rowing Australia AUS Round One Heat One 6:07.2
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