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Clyde King

Full name: Clyde Whitlock King
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: September 6, 1898 in Montezuma, Iowa, United States
Died: August 20, 1982 in Mill Valley, California, United States
Affiliations: US Naval Academy, Annapolis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


In 1919, Clyde King was only rowing for the plebe crew at the Naval Academy and was much better known as a football player for the Middies. But because of his outstanding strength and endurance he was taught to row from the port side and stroked the Annapolis eight at the 1920 Olympics. King graduated in 1922, but not before helping their football team defeat Army in 1919 by scoring all of Navy’s points with two field goals in a 6-0 victory. He resigned his commission in 1922, but was called to active service during World War II. He remained an active officer until 1958, retiring as a rear admiral. He then spent his civilian life in the glass business, but was very active in promoting sports through membership in many clubs and organizations.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:05.0
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:24.0
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Three 6:24.0
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