Steve Macknowski

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameStephen Albert "Steve"•Macknowski
Used nameSteve•Macknowski
Born16 February 1922 in Yonkers, New York (USA)
Died4 April 2013
AffiliationsYonkers PRC, Glenwood, New York (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2


In addition to the two Olympic medals, Steve Macknowski won four national championships – one in C-2 in 1948 with Steve Lysak, and three C-4 titles in 1946-48. Macknowski attended Columbia University. He went on to become an insurance agent and did so well that he eventually was able to open his own agency. He continued in his old sport most of his life as his hobbies were canoe camping and rafting dangerous rivers.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) USA Steve Macknowski
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Steve Lysak 2 Silver
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) USA Steve Macknowski
Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Steve Lysak 1 Gold