|Birth name||William James Tinnock|
|Born||5 April 1930|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Died||3 April 2017(aged 86)|
William James Tinnock (5 April 1930 – 3 April 2017) was a New Zealand rower.
Tinnock was born on 5 April 1930 in Auckland, New Zealand. At the 1950 British Empire Games he won the silver medal as part of the men's eight alongside crew members Donald Adam, Kerry Ashby, Murray Ashby, Bruce Culpan, Thomas Engel, Grahame Jarratt, Don Rowlands and Edwin Smith. At the next British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, he won another silver medal in the men's coxed four.
At the 1952 Summer Olympics he competed as part of the men's coxed four without progressing through to the finals. He is listed as New Zealand Olympian athlete number 75 by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.
Tinnock died on 3 April 2017.
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