Chris White (rower)

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  New Zealand
Men's Rowing
Bronze Seoul 1988 Coxed four

Christopher Sherratt White, MNZM (born 9 September 1960 in Gisborne, New Zealand), is a former New Zealand rower who won an Olympic Bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. White won Bronze in the coxed four along with George Keys, Greg Johnston, Ian Wright and Andrew Bird (cox). White had previously competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in the eights which finished fourth and later competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta in the coxless four, finishing fourth and thirteenth respectively. In 1986 he won Silver medals in the coxed four at both the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh the World Rowing Championships in Nottingham.

White has won a total of 38 National Rowing titles, easily the most in New Zealand.

He was on the athletes' support staff for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and has been on the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s athletes commission for eight years. He is also the manager of Olympic and World Champion rowers Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell.

In the 2000 New Year Honours, White was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to rowing.[1]


  1. ^ New Year Honours List 2000. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 20 January 2013.

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