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John Pagkos

Full name: John Cyril Pagkos
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: January 17, 1936 in Yonkers, New York, United States
Affiliations: Yonkers PRC, Glenwood, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Nephew of Paul Bochnewich.

Biography

John Pagkos competed in canoeing at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. He was AAU champion in K-1 10K in 1954-56, and tied for first in K-2 in 1956. He also won titles with his Yonkers Canoe Club in K-4 in 1954-55. Pagkos was inspired by his uncle, [Paul Bochnewich], who competed at the 1952 Olympics in canoeing for the United States. Pagkos competed in the 4x500 kayak relay at the 1960 Olympics and after failing to qualify for the 1964 Olympics, put the kayak away for a time. He worked in sales and travelled extensively. In the 1980s he bought a kayak and started competing in masters kayaking events. In 2001 Pagkos retired and he and his wife settled on Callawassie Island, a barrier island off the coast of South Carolina. He co-founded the Callawassie Paddlers Club, which teaches local residents, children, and takes people on kayaking tours around the island.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 5 h2 r1/2
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres United States USA 3 h2 r2/4

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Canoeing United States USA Chick Dermond Round One Heat Two 1956-12-01

Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date T
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing United States USA Repêchage Heat Two 1960-08-26 2:02.06
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat One 1960-08-26 2:05.19
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