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australian rowers profiles and history

Charles Lehman

Banks Rowing Club (VIC)
1962 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship two seat – First
1962 – British Empire & Commonwealth Games – Men’s Eight two seat – Gold
1962 – World Championships – Men’s Eight two seat – Fifth
1963 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship four seat – First
1964 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship emergency
1964 – Olympic Games – Men’s eight reserve
1977-78 – Victorian senior selector

1962 Commonwealth Games crew training on the Canning River - Charles in the two seat

The tight finish of the 1962 Commonwealth Games eights - Charles in the two seat of the winning Australian crew

Charles maintained his interest in the sport long after he ceased rowing through his club and State. He was an active coach, selector and administrator. As a rower he won several State Championships in addition to his noted activities above. He was noted as a tough and courageous. As with all good butchers, he is genial and well liked.

Andrew Guerin 2011

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