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John McKinlay

Full name: John Dickinson McKinlay
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: January 20, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: January 14, 2013 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Boat Club, Detroit (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Art McKinlay.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


John McKinlay attended Boston University and rowed on their varsity crew team in 1954 and 1955, captaining the crew in his senior year. His club team was the Detroit BC and he won five national titles and eight Canadian Henley championships in the company of his twin brother, [Art]. At the Olympics, their four-oared shell won their heat and semi-final easily but they were beaten decisively in the final by a Canadian crew. McKinlay studied real estate management at the University of Michigan, worked as a realtor and appraiser, served as past-president of the Birmingham Bloomfield Board of Realtors, and also sat on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. He also served in the US Marine Corps. McKinlay was inducted into the Boston University Athletics Hall of Fame and the National Rowing Hall of fame.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxless Fours United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Final Round 7:18.4
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:59.7
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 6:59.2
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