| Event type

Single Sculls, Men

Date27 April 1906
LocationOrmos Falirou, Peiraias
Participants2 from 1 countries
Format1,000 metres. Final only.

The single sculls event was held over 1000-meters. It is listed in the official program as “Course de Canoë.” However, this only appears to be a Greek difficulty translating French in the official results and the program. There were only two rowers in this event, both from France, and the winner was Gaston Delaplane. Pictures in the French sporting magazine, La Vie Au Grand Air show pictures of Delaplane in a standard scull. Interestingly, in the official entry lists, there are no entries listed for the singles event.

The top rowers in this era were considered to be the British, and possibly the Canadians. Britain’s top sculler was Frederick S. Kelly who had won the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley in 1902-03 and 1905. In 1904, Canada’s Louis Scholes had defeated Kelly for that title, and he had won several Canadian and American championships.

1Gaston DelaplaneFRA5:53.4Gold
2Joseph LarranFRA6:07.2Silver