Donald Arnold

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Donald Arnold
Medal record
Men’s rowing
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne Coxless fours
Silver medal – second place 1960 Rome Eights
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1958 Cardiff Eights
Silver medal – second place 1958 Cardiff Coxed Fours

Donald John Arnold (born July 14, 1935 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a Canadian competition rower and Olympic champion.

He received a gold medal in coxless fours at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, together with Archibald MacKinnon, Lorne Loomer and Walter D'Hondt.[1]

At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Arnold received a gold medal in eights, and a silver medal in coxed fours. He received a silver medal in eights at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, as a member of the Canadian team.[2]

Awards[edit]

Arnold was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1958. He was inducted into British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1966,[3] and into University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, together with the other members of the Olympic gold team.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Rowing" (Retrieved on May 14, 2008)
  2. ^ "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy – Rowing" (Retrieved on May 14, 2008)
  3. ^ "1956 UBC/VRC Coxless Fours (M)"British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 14, 2008)[dead link]
  4. ^ "1956 UBC Four Oared Rowing Crew"University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 14, 2008)[dead link]