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Dick Murphy

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRichard Frederick "Dick"•Murphy
Used nameDick•Murphy
Born14 November 1931 in Bettlewood, Haddon Township, New Jersey (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Dick Murphy was a member of the great Naval Academy eight which won the IRA Regatta, the Eastern Sprints, the Olympic Trials, and the Olympic Games in 1952. He rowed for two more years, adding two more titles at the IRAs and the Easterns. After graduation from Annapolis in 1954 he spent his required time in the service, but retired immediately thereafter as a first lieutenant.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1952 Summer Olympics Rowing Coxed Eights, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold Representing United States