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Jim Juvenal

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Benner "Jim"•Juvenal
Used nameJim•Juvenal
Born12 January 1874 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died1 September 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsVesper Boat Club, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Jim Juvenal was one of the most well known of the Philadelphia rowers at the turn of the century In 1893 he won the Middle States regatta near Scranton, Pennsylvania, rowing in an aluminum shell, said to be the first time such a boat was used in competition. Between 1893 and 1906 he won over 100 races, including the 1902 National Association single sculls championship and six consecutive championships of the Schuylkill Navy. In 1906, Juvenal turned professional to become a rowing coach, first with the Malta BC and later with Penn Barge. He also spent a short stint as the national coach in Cuba. Juvenal studied at the Drexel Institute and was employed for 40 years by the Philadelphia Electric Co.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Jim Juvenal
Eights, Men (Olympic) Vesper Boat Club 1 Gold
1904 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Jim Juvenal
Single Sculls, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver