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 Thomas Anderson.

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 on 18 April 2008)
  3. ^ [1]
  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.