Michael Aikman (rower)

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Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Bronze 1956 Melbourne eights

Alexander Michael Hirst Aikman (9 September 1933 – 16 February 2005) was an Australian rower, an Olympic medal winner at Melbourne 1956.[1]

In 1956 he was the bowman of the Australian boat which won the bronze medal in the eights event.[2]

Following his college and rowing days, Aikman held a career in academia. From 1966 until 1973 he was headmaster at The Scots School in Bathurst, New South Wales, followed by a headmaster appointment at Haileybury, Melbourne.[3]

In 2010 he was inducted as a member of the Rowing Victoria Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ "Represented". The Age. 6 July 1956. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  2. ^ The compendium: official Australian Olympic statistics 1896-2002. University of Queensland Press. 2003. p. 6. ISBN 0-7022-3425-7. 
  3. ^ "Tribute to Michael Hirst Aikman". The Scots School. 2005. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 

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