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John Kennedy

Full name: John Gerdell Kennedy
Gender: Male
Born: May 19, 1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 1971 in Lakewood, Colorado, United States
Affiliations: Pennsylvania Barge Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


John Kennedy coxed the Bachelor’s Barge four to a bronze medal at the 1924 Olympics. Before joining Bachelor’s, he attended the University of Pennsylvania and coxed their lightweight and junior varsity crews. Kennedy enlisted in the US Army right at the end of World War I, just after turning 18-years-old, but was discharged two months later when the war ended. He later worked as a radio technician in a department store.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 23 Paris Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1924 Summer 23 Paris Rowing United States USA Final Round at two metres
1924 Summer 23 Paris Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 7:19.0
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