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australian rowers profiles and history

John Cockbill

Albert Park Rowing Club (VIC)

1956 - Olympic Games – Men’s Coxed Pair cox-– eliminated in semi final

1957 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship cox – First

1959 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship cox – Second

John was only 15 years old when asked to steer Bob Duncan and Bruce Dickson in their coxed pair in their Olympic quest. John was a student at Melbourne Grammar at the time and fortunately lived in Albert Park, close to the pair's training venue. 

He subsequently coxed a winning King's Cup crew in 1957, also at a very young age.

Successful 1957 King's Cup crew with John coxing

Andrew Guerin
May 2020

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