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John Mulcahy

Full name: John Joseph Francis Mulcahy
Gender: Male
Born: July 20, 1876 in New York, New York, United States
Died: November 19, 1942 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Atalanta Boat Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

John Mulcahy was the first U.S. Olympic rower to win a national title, having taken the double sculls in 1891 with M. F. Monahan. Rowing for the Atalanta BC in New York, where he served as club president, he added another in 1904, partnered by [Bill Varley] in the Olympic doubles, which also served as the NAAO (National Association of Amateur Oarsmen) Championships that year. He graduated from Fordham in 1894, and later was a football coach at Seton Hall University, beginning in 1905. In 1910 he left Seton Hall and returned to Fordham where he was the school’s first rowing coach. He later worked for many years as manager of the Midvale Steel Company of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Mulcahy was inducted in the National Rowing Hall of Fame in 1956 and the Fordham Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 27 St. Louis Rowing Men's Double Sculls Atalanta Boat Club-1 USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 27 St. Louis Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Atalanta Boat Club-2 USA 2 Silver

Men's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1904 Summer 27 St. Louis Rowing Atalanta Boat Club-1 USA Bill Varley Final Round 10:03.2

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit M
1904 Summer 27 St. Louis Rowing Atalanta Boat Club-2 USA Bill Varley Final Round at 4 lengths
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