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Robert Zagunis

Full name: Robert Frank Zagunis
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: October 1, 1953 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Affiliations: Vesper Boat Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Husband of Catherine Menges; Father of Mariel Zagunis.

Biography

Robert Zagunis’s only international experience came at the 1976 Olympics, although he was a spare at the 1975 Pan American Games, and was the manager of the 1983 Pan Am Games team. Zagunis competed for the Vesper Boat Club, and attended Oregon State University, graduating in 1976.

Zagunis became a commercial banker, working with the Bank of California and then First Interstate Bank from 1977-94. In 1988 he obtained a degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. He joined Jensen Investments in 1993, and later became the firm’s principal and managing director. Zagunis met his wife, [Catherine Menges], who also competed at the 1976 Olympics, through rowing. Their daughter, [Mariel Zagunis], competed at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympics, but not as a rower, rather as a fencer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 11

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Rowing United States USA Final Round B Final 6:54.92
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:14.87
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Three 6:36.52
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