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John Sayre

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Anthony•Sayre
Used nameJohn•Sayre
Born1 April 1936 in Tacoma, Washington (USA)
Measurements193 cm / 88 kg
AffiliationsLake Washington RC, Seattle (USA)
NOC United States


At the 1959 Pan-American Games, the Lake Washington RC four of John Sayre, Ted Nash, Rusty Wailes, and Jay Hall easily won a gold medal. At the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Sayre was in almost the same boat, with Dan Ayrault replacing Hall, and the result was the same – they beat an Italian crew by almost three seconds to win the gold. John Sayre was a graduate of the University of Washington.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Rowing USA John Sayre
Coxless Fours, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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