George Keys

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George Keys
Personal information
Born (1959-12-12) 12 December 1959 (age 59)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Sport
SportRowing

George Keys (born 12 December 1959) is a former New Zealand rower who won an Olympic Bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Keys was born in 1959 in the Christchurch suburb of Burwood. He was a member of the Avon Rowing Club.[1] At the 1982 World Rowing Championships at Rotsee, Switzerland, he won a Gold medal with the New Zealand eight in seat four.[2] At the 1983 World Rowing Championships at Wedau in Duisburg, Germany, he won a Gold medal with the New Zealand eight in seat seven.[3] At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Keys competed in the eights which finished fourth.[4] At the 1988 Olympics, he won Bronze in the coxed four along with Ian Wright, Greg Johnston, Chris White and Andrew Bird (cox).[5]

In 1982, the 1982 rowing eight crew was named sportsman of the year.[6] The 1982 team was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Keys". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Men's Eight – Final". FISA. Archived from the original on 8 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Men's Eight – Final". FISA. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Men's Eight – Final". FISA. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Men's Coxed Four – Final". FISA. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "1980's [sic]". Halberg Awards. Retrieved 5 October 2015.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Eight, 1982". New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.

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Awards
Preceded by
Allison Roe
New Zealand Sportsman of the Year
1982
With: Tony Brook, Les O'Connell, Dave Rodger, Mike Stanley, Andrew Stevenson, Chris White, Roger White-Parsons, Andy Hay
Succeeded by
Chris Lewis