John Anderson (sailor)

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John Anderson
Medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Men's sailing
Olympic Games
Gold Munich 1972 Star

John Edward Anderson OAM[1] (born 24 July 1939) is an Australian sailor and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, where he received a gold medal in the star class, together with David Forbes.[2][3] He is the twin brother of sailor Tom Anderson.

In 1975, Anderson was part of the winning Soling class crew in the North American Championship and that same year, won the pre Olympic Regatta at Kingston. He was a member of the Australian Admirals Cup Team on Apollo II (1973), Love and War (1975), and Runnaway (1977). On 26 January 1987, Anderson was awarded the Medal of Order of Australia in "recognition of service to sailing".[1] Anderson was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999.[4]

On 14 July 2000, Anderson was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for "services to sailing, particularly youth and offshore".[5] In 2009 Anderson was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "John Edward Anderson". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "1972 Summer Olympics – München, Germany – Sailing", databaseOlympics.com; retrieved 18 April 2008.
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  4. ^ "John Anderson OAM". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "John Edward Anderson". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mr John Anderson OAM". Queensland Sport Hall of Fame. qsport.org.au. Retrieved 19 January 2014.