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Conn Findlay

Conn Findlay
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Full name Conn Francis Findlay
Born April 24, 1930 (1930-04-24) (age 86)
Stockton, California, U.S.

Conn Francis Findlay (born April 24, 1930 in Stockton, California) is a four-time Olympic medalist, and is one of the few to medal in two distinct sports.

In college, Findlay rowed for the University of Southern California.[1]

Findlay won gold medals in rowing at the 1956 and the 1964 Summer Olympics, and took a bronze at the 1960 Games, all in the Pair with Coxswain event.

At the 1976 Summer Olympics sailing events, Findlay crewed for Dennis Conner to win a Bronze medal in the Tempest two-man keelboat class. Findlay was also part of the winning America's Cup sailing crews in 1974 and 1977.

Findlay currently lives in Northern California and occasionally referees local rowing regattas and was named USRowing's man of the year in 2007


  • Achievements 1
    • Olympic Games 1.1
    • World Championships 1.2
    • Pan American Games 1.3
  • References 2


Olympic Games

  • 1956 - Gold, Rowing, Pair with Cox (Arthur D Ayrault, Conn Findlay, Kurt A Seiffert (cox))
  • 1960 - Bronze, Rowing, Pair with Cox (Conn Findlay, Richard Draeger, Kent Mitchell (cox))
  • 1964 - Gold, Rowing, Pair with Cox (Edward Ferry, Conn Findlay, Kent Mitchell (cox))
  • 1976 - Bronze, Sailing, Tempest Class (Dennis Conner, Conn Findlay)

World Championships

  • 1962 - 5th, Rowing, Pair with Cox (Edward Ferry, Conn Findlay, Kent Mitchell (cox))

Pan American Games

  • 1963 - Gold, Rowing, Pair with Cox (Edward Ferry, Conn Findlay, Kent Mitchell (cox))


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  • USRowing 2007 Man of the Year Press Release
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