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Bob Martin

Full name: Robert Doud "Bob" Martin
Gender: Male
Born: June 19, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: October 18, 2012 in Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Washington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Bob Martin attended the University of Washington where he began rowing, but his education was interrupted by World War II. He enlisted in the Navy and saw action in the Pacific Theatre, helping with the taking of several islands, notably Saipan, Tinia, Leyte, Lingayen Gulf, and Okinawa Gunto. After the war he returned to the University of Washington and made the 1948 coxed fours team with his teammates, and together they won a gold medal in the event at London. The crew stayed close over the years and purchased a small island in the Octopus Islands in British Columbia, Canada, where they spent many summer vacations. His career after college was in the timber industry, spending over 30 years with Weyerhaeuser, where he worked until his retirement in 1982 as Vice-President of Special Products.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:50.3
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 7:22.1
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing United States USA Quarter-Finals Heat Three 7:21.4
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Four 6:48.8
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