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Richard Gregory

Full name: Richard John Gregory
Gender: Male
Born: January 20, 1890 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 2, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Biography

Richard Gregory was part of the Argonaut Rowing Club’s junior eight squad as early as 1909, but the highlight of his career came when he represented Canada as part of the men’s coxed eight crew at the 1912 Summer Olympics. The team, consisting of Gregory, [Charles Riddy], [Phil Boyd], [Albert Kent], [William Murphy], [Alex Sinclair], [Becher Gale], [Geoffrey Taylor], and [Winslow McCleary], was defeated in the opening round by Great Britain’s New College, Oxford squad and was eliminated from the tournament. He continued to row with the Argonauts until World War I, when he joined up with the Canadian Heavy Artillery and served with them overseas. He was injured in France in September 1917 and contracted pneumonia on the journey home. He never recovered fully and died at the young age of 35 in 1920.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Toronto Argonauts CAN 2 h5 r1/4

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit M
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Rowing Toronto Argonauts CAN Round One Heat Five at ½+ length
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