James Sargeant

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James Sargeant
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo 5.5 metre

James Frederick Richard "Dick" Sargeant (born 17 March 1936 in Kobe, Japan) is an Australian sailor and Olympic Champion. He competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and won a gold medal in the 5.5 metre class.[1]

Prior to Tokyo, Dick had been a crewman on Gretel, the Australian challenger for the 1962 America's Cup. After Tokyo, Dick continued his involvement with the Australian and international sailing world during the ensuing decades. He competed at Mexico City 1968 Olympics, where he and Carl Ryves sailed their Flying Dutchman class boat into fourth place, an agonising 0.7 points off a medal.[2]

In 2017, he was an inaugural inductee Australian Sailing Hall of Fame with Bill Northam and Peter O'Donnell. [3]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dick Sargeant". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 13 November 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  2. ^ http://corporate.olympics.com.au/athlete/dick-sargeant
  3. ^ "Bill Northam, Peter O'Donnell and James Sargeant to be inducted into the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame". Australian Sailing website. Retrieved 2 November 2017.