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Sherm Clark

Full name: Sherman Rockwell "Sherm" Clark
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: November 16, 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: November 8, 1980 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Affiliations: US Naval Academy, Annapolis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Sherm Clark is the only American to cox two medal-winning boats at one Olympics. Clark went to the Naval Academy, graduating in 1922. At the 1920 Olympics he coxed the U.S. Naval Academy eight and filled in as a cox for the Penn Barge Club four. He made his career as a naval officer, initially being appointed Commanding Officer of a destroyer. In 1942-43 Clark commanded several destroyer flotillas. In 1944 he took over the command of Destroyer Squadron 50 in the Pacific Theatre. After World War II he became Commander of Destroyer Flotilla Three, supporting the nationalist Chinese government in the civil war against the communists in 1947. Clark retired in 1971 as a rear admiral.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 2 Silver
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:58.0
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Three 7:17.4

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:05.0
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:24.0
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Three 6:24.0
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