|Olympic medal record|
|1952 Helsinki||Men's eight|
In 1952 he rowed in the two seat of the Australian boat which won the bronze medal in the eights event.
He served as vice-captain of Sydney Rowing Club for eight consecutive seasons from 1951. He was the club president in two tenures from 1975 to 1978 and then from 1979 till 1995.
He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to the sport of rowing.
- "Ernest CHAPMAN Obituary: View Ernest CHAPMAN's Obituary by The Sydney Morning Herald". Tributes.smh.com.au. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
- Sydney RC History at Guerin-Foster
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