Francis Richards (sailor)

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Francis Richards
Medal record
Men's sailing
Representing  United Kingdom
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place Antwerp 1920 18 ft Dinghy

Francis Augustus[1] Richards was a British sailor and Olympic Champion. He competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp and won a gold medal in the 18 ft. Dinghy class with Thomas Hedberg.[2] Sailing the boat Brat, Richards and Hedberg were the only entrants in their class. It is uncertain if this crew was actually awarded the gold medals - they were not able to finish the first competition and they did not start in any other; they do not appear in the Official Report of the Antwerp Games.[3] However they are listed on the website of the ISAF as well as that of the IOC as Gold Medalists.


  1. ^ "Medallists at the Antwerp Olympic Games 1920". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Profile: Francis Richards". Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 — Official Report, page 73 (PDF) (in French). Belgian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-05.