Rowing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueHenley Royal Regatta course
Dates5–9 August
Competitors310 from 27 nations
Rowing at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Single sculls men
Double sculls men
Coxless pairs men
Coxed pairs men
Coxless fours men
Coxed fours men
Eights men

Rowing at the 1948 Summer Olympics featured seven events, for men only. Competitions were held over the Henley Royal Regatta course from 5 to 9 August.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
single sculls
 Mervyn Wood (AUS)  Eduardo Risso (URU)  Romolo Catasta (ITA)
double sculls
 Richard Burnell
and Bertie Bushnell (GBR)
 Ebbe Parsner
and Aage Larsen (DEN)
 William Jones
and Juan Rodríguez (URU)
coxless pairs
 John Wilson
and Ran Laurie (GBR)
 Hans Kalt
and Josef Kalt (SUI)
 Felice Fanetti
and Bruno Boni (ITA)
coxed pair
 Denmark (DEN)
Finn Pedersen
Tage Henriksen
Carl-Ebbe Andersen
 Italy (ITA)
Giovanni Steffè
Aldo Tarlao
Alberto Radi
 Hungary (HUN)
Antal Szendey
Béla Zsitnik
Róbert Zimonyi
coxless fours
 Italy (ITA)
Giuseppe Moioli
Elio Morille
Giovanni Invernizzi
Francesco Faggi
 Denmark (DEN)
Helge Halkjær
Aksel Bonde Hansen
Helge Muxoll Schrøder
Ib Storm Larsen
 United States (USA)
Fred Kingsbury
Stu Griffing
Greg Gates
Robert Perew
coxed four
 United States (USA)
Warren Westlund
Bob Martin
Bob Will
Gordy Giovanelli
Allen Morgan
 Switzerland (SUI)
Rudolf Reichling
Erich Schriever
Émile Knecht
Peter Stebler
André Moccand
 Denmark (DEN)
Erik Larsen
Børge Raahauge Nielsen
Henry Larsen
Harry Knudsen
Ib Olsen
 United States (USA)
Ian Turner
David Turner
James Hardy
George Ahlgren
Lloyd Butler
David Brown
Justus Smith
John Stack
Ralph Purchase
 Great Britain (GBR)
Christopher Barton
Michael Lapage
Guy Richardson
Paul Bircher
Paul Massey
Brian Lloyd
John Meyrick
Alfred Mellows
Jack Dearlove
 Norway (NOR)
Kristoffer Lepsøe
Thorstein Kråkenes
Hans Hansen
Halfdan Gran Olsen
Harald Kråkenes
Leif Næss
Thor Pedersen
Carl Monssen
Sigurd Monssen

Participating nations

A total of 310 rowers from 27 nations competed at the London Games:

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 2 1 0 3
2  United States (USA) 2 0 1 3
3  Denmark (DEN) 1 2 1 4
4  Italy (ITA) 1 1 2 4
5  Australia (AUS) 1 0 0 1
6  Switzerland (SUI) 0 2 0 2
7  Uruguay (URU) 0 1 1 2
8  Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1


Coordinates: 51°33′18″N 0°53′25″W / 51.5551°N 0.8903°W / 51.5551; -0.8903

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