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australian rowers profiles and history

Alan G Grover

Sydney Rowing Club (NSW)

24th September 1944 - 12 May 2019

Alan coxed at the Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968 (Men’s Eight – silver medal) and Munich 1972 Olympic Games and competed at a senior level for over 18 years.

1968 Olympic Eight

Professionally, Alan worked for Speedo from 1987-2012, where he was in charge of marketing. He then joined the AOC and was a long term employee as a marketing professional. During this period, the AOC transformed its assets and used them very well to the great advantage of Olympic sport.

His rowing career started at Sydney Boys High and he then joined Sydney Rowing Club.

His competitive history is impressive:

1962 - Interstate Men's Lightweight Four Championship, cox - Second

1964 - National Men's Coxed Four Championship, cox - First

1964 - Sydney Rowing Club most meritorious coxswain

1964 - NSW Men's Eight Championship, cox - First

1964 - Olympic Games, Men's Coxed Four, cox - Tenth

1965 - Interstate Men's Lightweight Four Championship, cox - First

1966 - National Men's Coxed Pair Championship, cox - Fourth

1967 - Interstate Men's Lightweight Four Championship, cox - First

1967 - Trans Tasman Series, Men's Coxed Four, cox

1968 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship, cox - First

1968 - Olympic Games Men's Eight, cox - Silver

1969 - NSW Men's Eight Championships, cox - First

1969 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship, cox - Second

1970 - NSW Men's Eight Championships, cox - First

1970 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship, cox - Fourth

1971 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship, cox - Third

1972 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship, cox - First

1972 - Olympic Games, Men's Eight, cox - Eighth

1980 - National Men's Coxed Pair Championship, cox - First

1980 - National Men's Coxed Four Championship, cox - First

1980 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship, cox - Second


Andrew Guerin
August 2021

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