Lorne Loomer

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Lorne Loomer
Medal record
Men’s rowing
Competitor for  Canada
Olympic Games
Gold 1956 Melbourne Coxless fours
Commonwelth Games
Gold 1958 Cardiff Eights

Lorne Loomer (born March 11, 1937) is a Canadian competition rower and Olympic champion.

He received a gold medal in coxless fours at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, together with Archibald McKinnon, Walter D'Hondt and Donald Arnold.[1]

At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Loomer received a gold medal in eights.

Awards[edit]

Loomer was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1958. He was inducted into British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1966,[2] and into University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, together with the other members of the Olympic gold team.[3] The Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame inducted Loomer in 1994.

Notes[edit]

Conflicting sources[edit]

Some sources list Loomer as a silver medalist in eights at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, as a member of the Canadian team.[4] However, according to other sources Loomer competed in coxless pairs, but was replaced by substitute David Anderson in the coxed eights.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Rowing" (Retrieved on May 14, 2008)
  2. ^ "1956 UBC/VRC Coxless Fours (M)"British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 14, 2008)
  3. ^ "1956 UBC Four Oared Rowing Crew"University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 14, 2008)
  4. ^ "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy – Rowing" (Retrieved on May 14, 2008)
  5. ^ "Canada Rowing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". sports-reference. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "David Anderson". sports-reference. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "1960 UBC/VRC Eights (M)". BC Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 12 January 2014.