Christopher Barton

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Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Silver medal – second place 1948 London Eights

Christopher "Chris" Bertram Ronald Barton (21 November 1927 – 18 August 2013) was a British rower who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics.[1]

Barton was born at Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland, the son of Captain Frederick Bertram Barton and Joan Aileen Lecky. He was educated at St. Columba's and Jesus College, Cambridge.[2] In 1948, he was a member of the victorious Cambridge crew in the Boat Race. Most of the Cambridge crew of 1948 also rowed for Leander Club at Henley Royal Regatta. The Leander eight were selected to row for Great Britain in the 1948 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal.[3]

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