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Cornelius Righter

Full name: Cornelius Erwin Righter
Nickname(s): Swede
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Born: March 7, 1897 in Campbell, California, United States
Died: August 30, 1985 in Englewood, Ohio, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rugby

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Swede Righter was a football and basketball star at Stanford and also played on the rugby team in 1917. Football was undoubtedly his major sport and he received honorable mention in the 1920 All-America selections. After graduating in 1921 he became football, basketball, and track coach at the College of the Pacific for 12 years. He later served as a coach at several small Northern California colleges and high schools until his retirement in 1962.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Rugby Men's Rugby United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T GFM P DG
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Rugby United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-09-05 USA 8, FRA 0 0 0 0 0 0
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