Full name: Guy Oliver Nickalls
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: April 4, 1899 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain
Died: April 26, 1974 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: Great Britain
Related Olympians: Son of Guy Nickalls.
Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)
Guy O. Nickalls came from a rowing family. His grandfather was one of the founders of the London Rowing Club and [his father] was a member of the 1908 gold medal eight from the Leander Club. The younger Nickalls was educated at Eton and Magdalen Colleges in Oxford, interrupted by his service with the Rifle Brigade in ThessalonÃki, Greece. In 1920 he won the Silver Goblets & Nickallsâ Challenge Cup at Henley together with [Richard Lucas], before winning the silver medal in the eights at the Antwerpen Olympics. In the following two years, rowing for Oxford, Nickalls lost in the Boat Race against Cambridge. In 1922, together with Lucas he managed to win the Silver Goblets & Nickallsâ Challenge Cup once again. Finally, in 1923 he won the Boat Race as a member of the Oxford crew and was appointed president of the Oxford University Boat Club. Nickalls was also the commentator for the first broadcast of the Boat Race by the BBC in 1927.
In 1928 Nickalls won the Stewardsâ Fours as well as the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley with the Thames Rowing Club eights, qualifying to represent Great Britain at the 1928 Olympics, where he won his second silver medal. In the 1930s he also coached the Oxford crew in the Boat Race. After World War II, Nickalls became Chairman of the Amateur Rowing Association and merged his organization with the competing National Amateur Rowing Association, holding this position for 16 years. At Henley, he also acted as steward, organizing the regatta. In business, Nickalls joined the advertising firm of Alfred Pemberton Ltd in 1926, retiring in 1962 as vice-chairman. He was also an accomplished painter and wrote several books.
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Rowing||Men's Coxed Eights||Great Britain||GBR||2||Silver|
|1928 Summer||29||Amsterdam||Rowing||Men's Coxed Eights||Great Britain||GBR||2||Silver|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Rowing||Great Britain||GBR||Final Round||6:05.8|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Rowing||Great Britain||GBR||Semi-Finals||Heat One||6:26.4|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Rowing||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Heat Two||6:19.0|
|1928 Summer||29||Amsterdam||Rowing||Great Britain||GBR||Final Round||6:05.6|
|1928 Summer||29||Amsterdam||Rowing||Great Britain||GBR||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||6:23.6|
|1928 Summer||29||Amsterdam||Rowing||Great Britain||GBR||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||6:34.2|
|1928 Summer||29||Amsterdam||Rowing||Great Britain||GBR||Round Two||Heat Three||6:30.6|
|1928 Summer||29||Amsterdam||Rowing||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Heat Five||6:22.0|