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Garrett Gilmore

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Evans Garrett•Gilmore
Used nameGarrett•Gilmore
Born16 February 1895 in Wayne, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died5 December 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
AffiliationsBachelors Barge Club, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Garrett Gilmore started rowing in 1919 when he joined the Bachelor’s Barge Club. His first national titles came the following year when he won in some junior and intermediate shells. But Gilmore won many titles as a senior, including five national senior titles in the single sculls and several more in the doubles. At the 1924 Olympics he was beaten by the great British oarsman, Jack Beresford, but at the 1932 Olympics he teamed with Ken Myers to take the gold medal. Gilmore’s career was as a real estate broker.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1924 Summer Olympics Rowing Single Sculls, Men Olympic 2 Silver USA Garrett Gilmore
1932 Summer Olympics Rowing Double Sculls, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold USA Garrett Gilmore

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 Single Sculls, Men Round One, Heat Three 7:03.2 1