Russ Nichols

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameClayton W. "Russ"•Nichols
Used nameRuss•Nichols
Born30 May 1947 in Glen Cove, New York (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States


Russ Nichols was a whitewater canoeist, who competed for the Wisconsin Hoofers Outing Club. He made the 1972 US Olympic team by winning the US Championships in C-2S with John Evans. Nichols and Evans also competed together at the 1973 World Championships, placing 12th. Nichols graduated from Colgate University in 1969 with a degree in physics and later earned a graduate degree in physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1971. Nichols later worked as a film and videotape producer.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) USA Russ Nichols
Canadian Doubles, Slalom, Men (Olympic) John Evans 14

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