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Sebastian Earl

Full name: Sebastian Earl
Gender: Male
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: January 2, 1900 in Tonbridge, Kent, Great Britain
Died: August 14, 1983 in Winchester, Hampshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Sebastian Earl was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford and rowed in the Boat Race three consecutive times (1920-22), losing each time to Cambridge. For Magdalen he secured wins in the University Fours in 1919 and 1920, the University Sculls in 1920-22 , and rowed the Head of the River Race in 1919 and 1920. In 1920 and 1921 Earl triumphed with the Magdalen college crew at Henley in the Grand Challenge Cup for eights and the Stewards’ Challenge Cup for coxless fours. With the Leander crew he won the silver medal in the eights at the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics.

Between the wars, Earl was rowing correspondent for The Times. He married artist Edith Honor Maugham, daughter of the 1st Viscount Maugham and niece of the playwright and novelist Somerset Maugham. During the 1930s, Earl held a number of business posts including the employee-owned company John Lewis Partnership, where he was appointed director in 1941, but had to resign for health reasons only six years later. Earl later resumed work at Selfridges until retiring in 1965.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing Great Britain GBR Final Round 6:05.8
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 6:26.4
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 6:19.0
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