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Jim McMillin

Full name: James Burge "Jim" McMillin
Nickname(s): Stub
Gender: Male
Born: September 3, 1914 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: August 22, 2005 in Bremerton, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Washington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Jim McMillin sat in the fifth seat for the University of Washington eight at the 1936 Olympics. Off to a poor start in the Olympic final, the Huskies gradually crept up on the leaders, Germany and Italy and won the gold medal in the closest finish ever in the Olympic eights-less than a seat separated the first three boats. He briefly coached rowing at MIT, and worked there as a lab engineer on classified research, but later settled into a career with Boeing as an engineer, and lived for the last 47 years of his life on Bainbridge Island, Washington.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:25.4
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 6:00.8
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