John Aspin

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Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1908 London 12 metre class

John Symington Aspin (21 March 1877, Anderston, Glasgow – 19 February 1960) was a Scottish businessman and sailor who competed for the Royal Clyde Yacht Club at Hunters Quay and represented Great Britain at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1][2][3]

He was a crew member on the Hera which finished first of two teams competing in the 12 metre class.[4][5] At the time, only the helmsman and mate were awarded gold medals, while the crew received silver medals.[4] However, Aspin is credited as having received a gold medal in the official Olympic database.[1]


  1. ^ a b "John Symington ASPIN". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  2. ^ "John Symington ASPIN". World Sailing. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  3. ^ "John Aspin". Roto Sports, Inc. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report: The Olympic Games of 1908 (PDF). London: British Olympic Association. pp. 339–354. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ "1908 London Olympic Games Sailing Competition: 12 Metre (Open) Fleet racing". World Sailing. Retrieved 10 June 2016.

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