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Ralph Shove

Full name: Ralph Samuel Shove
Gender: Male
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: May 31, 1889 in Ospringe, Kent, Great Britain
Died: February 2, 1966 in North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Ralph Shove played Rugby in the first team of Uppingham School before attending Trinity College, Cambridge. For Cambridge he rowed in The Boat Race in 1912 and 1913, losing both years to Oxford. Shove was later called to the bar at Inner Temple. During World War I he served as captain in the Royal Field Artillery in France in November 1914, being wounded once. He resumed his rowing activities after the war and was captain of the Leander crew that won the silver medal in the eights at the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. In 1945, he was appointed as a County Court Judge and Justice of the Peace. In the following years, Shove was chairman at the former courts of quarter sessions of Lincolnshire. His brother was the prominent British economist Gerald Shove.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Rowing Great Britain GBR Final Round 6:05.8
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Rowing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 6:26.4
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 6:19.0
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