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australian rowers profiles and history

Wayne Gammon

Nagambie Rowing Club (VIC) and Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC)

Wayne Gammon had a short but significant rowing career resulting in becoming an Olympian.

At the age of 14, he was called upon to cox the then established and highly successful Nagambie pair combination of Neil Lodding (bow) and Bruce Richardson (stroke).

They had a very successful season and were selected to be Australia's Olympic coxed pair at the 1964 Tokyo Games.

Frome the left: Bruce Richardson, Alf Lodding (coach), Wayne Gammon, Ray Todd (Victorian legend and great supporter of the crew), Neil Lodding.

Later, Wayne moved to Melbourne at the age of 16 and coxed at Mercantile Rowing Club for a couple of seasons before weight became an issue. 

In recent years, he has been giving back to the sport by taking on a Board role at Nagambie Rowing Club.

Some details:

1963 - Victorian Men's Pair Championship, cox - First

1963 - Victorian Country Pair Championship, cox - First

1964 - Victorian Men's Pair Championship, cox - First

1964 - National Men's Coxless Pair Championship, cox - Second

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

1964 - Olympic Games, Men's Coxed Pair, cox - Ninth

1968 - Victorian Junior Eight Championship, cox - Second

1968 - Victorian Junior Coxed Pair Championship, cox - Second

Andrew Guerin
August 2021

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