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History of World Professional Sculling

World Professional Sculling Championships

1922 Darcy Hadfield (NZL) defeats Richard Arnst (NZL)

Hadfield was a New Zealand Olympian and amateur champion and defeated Arnst by 10 lengths.

1922 Jim Paddon (AUS) defeats Darcy Hadfield (NZL) in Wanganui NZ

Paddon was then the Australian champion and he won by 9 lengths.

Paddon centre, Arnst right

L-R: Unknown, Jim Paddon & Dick Arnst

Photo courtesy of the Richmond River Historical Society

1923 Jim Paddon (AUS) defeats Darcy Hadfield (NZL) on the Richmond River NSW

This time Paddon won by 12 lengths.

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