Tom Darling

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThomas Ward "Tom"•Darling
Used nameTom•Darling
Born4 May 1958
Measurements193 cm / 92 kg
NOC United States


Tom Darling graduated from Syracuse University in 1981, and later earned a masters’ degree from Boston University. He was on the US national team from 1981-88, competing at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, winning silver in the eights in 1984, and at the 1979, 1981, and 1983 World Championships, in various boats. Darling continued to compete as a master, winning the 2013 World Indoor Rowing Championship in his 50-54 age group. Darling also served as a grinder for the Stars and Stripes, the winner of the 1987 America’s Cup.

Darling worked in the financial services industry, later serving as manager of Agawam Trust & Management. He also is on the board of his family’s philanthropic foundation, the Tamarack Foundation.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Tom Darling
Eights, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
1988 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Tom Darling
Coxed Fours, Men (Olympic) United States 5