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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(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Rowing Double Sculls, Men Olympic Jack Kelly, Sr. 1 Gold Representing United States    
1924 Summer Olympics Rowing Single Sculls, Men Olympic DNS Representing United States    
  Double Sculls, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold
  Coxless Pairs, Men Olympic United States DNS
1928 Summer Olympics Rowing Double Sculls, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold Representing United States    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1920 Summer Olympics 27 August 1920 Rowing Double Sculls, Men Round One, Heat Three 7:16.8 1
1920 Summer Olympics 29 August 1920 Rowing Double Sculls, Men Final Round 7:09.0 1
1924 Summer Olympics 17 July 1924 Rowing Double Sculls, Men Final Round 6:34.0 1

Olympic family relations