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Paul Costello

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePaul Vincent•Costello
Used namePaul•Costello
Born27 December 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died17 April 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsPenn AC, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Paul Costello was the first Olympic rower to win three consecutive gold medals in the same event. Costello won two national titles in the single sculls, those in 1919 and 1922, but he was best known as a double sculler. In that boat, partnered mostly by John Kelly and later by Charles McIlvaine, he won innumerable national titles, both in the U.S. and Canada.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Paul Costello
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) Jack Kelly, Sr. 1 Gold
1924 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Paul Costello
Single Sculls, Men (Olympic) DNS
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
Coxless Pairs, Men (Olympic) United States DNS
1928 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Paul Costello
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

Olympic family relations