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Chris Penny

Full name: Christopher Gore "Chris" Penny
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 207 lbs (94 kg)
Born: May 4, 1962 in Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Chris Penny competed for the US eight for four consecutive years starting in 1983, winning major international medals each year. In 1983 he won gold at the Pan American Games, followed by a silver at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, a bronze at the 1985 World Championships, and a gold at the 1986 Goodwill Games. Penny graduated from Princeton in 1985 and then studied at St. John’s College, Oxford. He was a member of the crew team there but in 1987 was left off the Oxford squad for The Boat Race against Cambridge, when he and several other American members of the Oxford team protested the training methods of Oxford coach Daniel Topolski, an event that became known as “The Oxford Boat Race Mutiny.” Penny rejoined the crew and took part in The Boat Race in 1988.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Rowing United States USA Final Round 5:41.74
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 5:51.95
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