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Charles Grimes

Full name: Charles Livingstone Grimes
Gender: Male
Height: 6-6.5 (200 cm)
Weight: 218 lbs (99 kg)
Born: July 9, 1935 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Died: February 5, 2007 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


At 6-7 (2.00), Charles Grimes played football for two years at Yale, as well as playing on the freshman basketball team and rowing for his entire college stay. In 1956 the Yale eight beat Harvard, but lost the Eastern Sprints. Despite this setback they persevered to win the Olympic Trials and take the Olympic gold medal without the loss of a race. Grimes entered law school after his 1957 graduation from Yale, and later became an independent financial advisor and investor. His wife, Jane Brown Grimes, was for a time chairman of the US Tennis Association.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:35.2
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:55.1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 6:09.1
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