Frances Rivett-Carnac

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrances Clytie•Rivett-Carnac (Greenstock-)
Used nameFrances•Rivett-Carnac
Born16 May 1874 in Port Elizabeth (RSA)
Died1 January 1962 in Hampstead, Greater London, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Frances, the daughter of Canon Greenstock, was the second wife of Charles Rivett-Carnac. When she crewed aboard her husband’s Heroine in the 7-metre class at the 1908 Olympics they became the first married couple to win Olympic gold medals. Her step great-granddaughter Cleone Patricia “Cleo” Rivett-Carnac won a bronze medal representing New Zealand in javelin throw in the 1950 British Empire Games.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Sailing GBR Frances Rivett-Carnac
7 metres, Open (Olympic) Heroine 1 Gold

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