Francis Richards (sailor)
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|Gold||Antwerp 1920||18 ft Dinghy|
Francis Augustus Richards was a British sailor and Olympic Champion. He competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp and won a gold medal in the 18 ft. Dinghy class with Thomas Hedberg. Sailing the boat Brat, Richards and Hedberg were the only entrants in their class. It is uncertain if this crew was actually awarded the gold medals - they were not able to finish the first competition and they did not start in any other; they do not appear in the Official Report of the Antwerp Games. However they are listed on the website of the ISAF as well as that of the IOC as Gold Medalists.
- "Medallists at the Antwerp Olympic Games 1920". www.sailing.org. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
- "Profile: Francis Richards". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 31 January 2009.
- Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 — Official Report, page 73 (PDF) (in French). Belgian Olympic Committee.
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