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Al Rossi

Full name: Albert "Al" Rossi
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1931 in Bessemer, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Washington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Al Rossi was the coxswain for the University of Washington four at the 1952 Olympics. The boat won a close race in the first round over Great Britain, but won the semi-finals easily. However, in the finals, there was nothing Rossi could do with the cadence – they were beaten decisively by a Czech team and nosed out of second by the Swiss. After the 1952 Olympics Rossi returned to school, graduating in 1953. He became a teacher and administrator in the Seattle School District, retiring in 1982. He then worked full-time at the Longacres thoroughbred racetrack as the director of programs and printing until 1995.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Final Round 7:37.0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 7:07.6
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 7:17.9
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