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Jim Terrell

Full name: James Ross "Jim" Terrell
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: April 20, 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Biography

Jim Terrell grew up racing marathon canoes in the Midwest, and eventually paddled canoes at the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympic Games. Between 1983-99 he competed at eight World Championships. Terrell won four medals at the Pan American Games between 1987-99, including golds in the C1-500 in 1987 and 1995. Between 1979-91 he won 17 gold medals and 28 medals at US Olympic Festivals. He won national titles almost every year between 1980-99.

As a boy, Terrell starting building paddles with his father, who built boats. This led to his career, as he established QuickBlade Paddles in 1990 in Costa Mesa, California. Terrell not only designs paddles for canoe and kayak racing, but has become a big proponent of stand-up paddling, and builds paddles for that sport as well. In his hometown of Milford, Ohio, he was honored in 1998 by naming a town park as the Jim Terrell Park. Terrell was inducted into the Clermont County (Ohio) Hall of Fame in 1994.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres United States USA 4 h2 r3/4
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres United States USA 5 h1 r2/3
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres United States USA 4 h2 r2/3

Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Canoeing United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 2:00.13 58.34 4 1:01.79 4
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Canoeing United States Round One Heat Two AC Q
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 1:54.086 55.09 4 58.996 4
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing United States Round One Heat One 7 1:57.295 56.74 5 1:00.555 8

Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Stewart Carr Semi-Finals Heat One 1992-08-05
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Stewart Carr Round One Heat Two 1992-08-03
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