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Dick Lyon

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRichard Avery "Dick"•Lyon
Used nameDick•Lyon
Born7 September 1939 in San Fernando, California (USA)
Died8 July 2019 in Huntington Lake, Fresno County, California (USA)
Measurements191 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsLake Washington RC, Seattle (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

A Stanford graduate, class of 1961, Dick Lyon rowed for the United States in two Olympic Games. In 1964 he had the two-oar for the Lake Washington RC four that took a bronze medal in Tokyo. In 1966 Lyon rowed for both a national and a world champion in that same event. In 1972 he again qualified for the Olympic team, this time in the coxIess pairs with Larry Hough, but they failed to make the finals. Lyon was an electrical and mechanical engineering major at Stanford, and made his living as an engineer, for many years with Hewlett-Packard. He used those talents to help design the ergometer testing technique which is used by all major crews to help test the efficiency of their rowers.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1964 Summer Olympics Rowing Coxless Fours, Men Olympic United States 3 Bronze USA Dick Lyon
1972 Summer Olympics Rowing Coxless Pairs, Men Olympic Larry Hough 9 USA Dick Lyon