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James O'Rourke

Full name: James Jerome O'Rourke
Gender: Male
Born: May 4, 1915 in Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: November 21, 1983 in Yonkers, New York, United States
Affiliations: Yonkers PRC, Glenwood, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Father of James O'Rourke, Jr..

Biography

James O’Rourke competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the folding kayak doubles event, the only time it was on the Olympic Program. O’Rourke was a Yonkers, New York native and competed for the Yonkers Canoe Club. He worked as an engineer at the Yonkers Raceway for over 30 years. O’Rourke was a member of the Operating Engineers’ Local #137.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Canoeing Men's Folding Kayak Doubles, 10 kilometres United States USA 7

Men's Folding Kayak Doubles, 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Canoeing United States USA John Lysak Final Standings 1936-08-07
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