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David Merwin

Full name: David Pemberton Merwin
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: August 17, 1936 in Canton, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Turkeyfoot Canoe Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing


David Merwin paddled for the Turkeyfoot Kayak Club out of Hudson, Ohio. He attended Philips Exeter prep school where he rowed crew for two years, captaining the team in his senior year. Merwin attended Cornell, class of 1958, where he was also on the crew team. Merwin won the junior K-1 title at Dominion Day in Toronto in 1956, also winning the President’s Cup race in Washington, DC that year. At the 1956 US Olympic Trials, Merwin won the K-1 1,000 and placed second in the K-1 10K. Merwin won the 1957 US title in K-1 1,000 and helped Turkeyfoot KC win the 1960 US title in K-4 1,000.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres United States USA 4 h3 r1/2

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Canoeing United States Round One Heat Three 4 4:35.9
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