Saint George Ashe

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This article is about Saint George Ashe, British rower. For St George Ashe, Irish cleric, see St George Ashe.
Saint George Ashe
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Born 23 May 1871
Died 24 July 1922

Saint George Ashe (23 May 1871 – 24 July 1922) was a British rower who competed in Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris winning the bronze medal in the single sculls,[1] and won the Wingfield Sculls in 1904.

Ashe was born in Malta. He was a member of Thames Rowing Club and in 1900 was the only rower to represent Britain at the Paris Summer Olympic games. He was third in single sculls behind Hermann Barrelet and André Gaudin. He entered the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta seven times and was runner up in 1901 to C V Fox.[2] He won the Wingfield Sculls in 1904 beating Arthur Cloutte, and was runner-up in 1905 and 1906 to Harry Blackstaffe.[3]

Ashe died at Hastings at the age of 49.

References[edit]

  • Buchanan, Ian British Olympians. Guinness Publishing (1991) ISBN 0-85112-952-8
  • Page, Geoffrey Page Thames Rowing Hear the Boat Sing The history of Thames Rowing Club and Tideway Rowing Kingswood Press (1991) ISBN 0-413-65410-9