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Robert Morrison

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRobert Erskine•Morrison
Used nameRobert•Morrison
Born26 March 1902 in Richmond, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died19 February 1980 in Longstanton, Cambridgeshire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsTrinity Boat Club, Cambridge (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Like all the members of the coxless four that won the gold medals at the 1924 Olympics, Robert Morrison was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He rowed the Cambridge boat in 1923 and won a total of eight events at Henley, his most successful year being 1925 when he won the Stewards’, the Visitors’ and the Goblets. Morrison followed a career as an engineer and lived in many parts of the country before retiring to Cambridgeshire four years before his death.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Rowing GBR Robert Morrison
Coxless Fours, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1924 Summer Olympics 14 July 1924 Rowing Coxless Fours, Men Round One, Heat One 6:43.0 1
1924 Summer Olympics 17 July 1924 Rowing Coxless Fours, Men Final Round 7:08.6 1

Special Notes