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Paul McDowell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaul L.•McDowell
Used namePaul•McDowell
Born17 January 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died14 August 1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Measurements176 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsPennsylvania Barge Club, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Paul McDowell was a member of the Penn Barge Club and was partnered by John Schmitt at the 1928 Olympics. Both won the bronze medal in the coxless pairs event. McDowell was a Philadelphia native who was born and died in that city. He worked as an athletic director and a news dealer.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Paul McDowell
Coxless Pairs, Men (Olympic) John Schmitt 3 Bronze

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1928 Summer Olympics 2 August 1928 Rowing Coxless Pairs, Men Round One, Heat Two 8:06.4 1
1928 Summer Olympics 6 August 1928 Rowing Coxless Pairs, Men Quarter-Finals, Heat Two 7:12.0 1