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Sy Cromwell

Full name: Seymour Legrand "Sy" Cromwell, II
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: February 17, 1934 in New York, New York, United States
Died: May 2, 1977 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: New Rochelle Boat Club, New Rochelle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Cy Cromwell was a great rower and all-round sportsman who was tragically taken early by cancer. Cromwell went to Princeton, graduating in 1956, and later studied at MIT and Harvard. He had a brief career as a naval architect, but then went into teaching. In 1964, Cromwell became one of the few Americans to win the Diamond Sculls at the Henley Regatta. He won seven national championships in the single sculls and several more in the doubles, in addition to winning the 1963 Pan American Games gold medal in the singles. He made only one Olympic team, partnering [Jim Storm] in the 1964 doubles, but he was a life-long rower, finishing third in the 1976 Olympic Trials. In addition he was an avid mountain climber, both in the U.S. and in Europe. In 1964 he was a member of the crew of the boat, Nefertiti, at the America's Cup Trials. Using his skills as a naval architect, he had also helped design the boat, which was not chosen to defend the Cup.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Rowing Men's Double Sculls United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Rowing United States USA Jim Storm Final Round A Final 7:13.16
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Rowing United States USA Jim Storm Round One Heat One 6:31.63
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