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Arthur Downes

Full name: Arthur Drummond Downes
Gender: Male
Born: February 23, 1883 in Kelvinside, Glasgow City, Great Britain
Died: September 12, 1956 in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Brother of Henry Downes.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Dr. Arthur Downes was a member of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club and crewed aboard [Thomas Glen-Coats]’ entry Hera that won the 12-metre class at the 1908 Olympics. Two weeks before winning his Olympic gold medal, Downes had qualified as a doctor at Glasgow University and after spending five years at Kelvinside he practiced at Helensburgh for more than 40 years. He was the youngest of five sons of a wealthy Glasgow paper manufacturer; his elder brother Henry also crewed aboard Hera.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 25 London Sailing Mixed 12 metres Hera-1 GBR 1 Gold

Mixed 12 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date W PTS T
1908 Summer 25 London Sailing Hera-1 GBR Final Standings 1908-08-11 2 6
1908 Summer 25 London Sailing Hera-1 GBR Race One 1908-08-11 3-19:41
1908 Summer 25 London Sailing Hera-1 GBR Race Two 1908-08-12 4-47:40
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