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Jim Gardiner

Full name: James Arthur "Jim" Gardiner
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: October 25, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: April 29, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Boat Club, Detroit (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Jim Gardiner teamed with [Pat Costello] to take the silver medal in double sculls at the 1956 Olympics. Gardiner was a many-titled sculler having won the Pan Am doubles in 1955 (with [Walter Hoover]), U.S. titles in the doubles in 1954 and 1956 and in the quads in 1953, and Canadian championships in the doubles in 1956. He also won Canadian national titles as a sweeper in the fours with and without in 1952. Gardiner attended Wayne State, graduating in 1954, and representing the Detroit BC as a rower. Gardiner moved to Seattle and worked many years for Boeing, but his hobby and his passion was art. He later became a college art professor, but continued to compete in masters' rowing events. He also helped establish the rowing program at Seattle University.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing Men's Double Sculls United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Pat Costello Final Round 7:32.2
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Pat Costello Round One Heat One 6:54.5
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