Nicholas Birkmyre

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Nicholas Birkmyre
Medal record
Men's Rowing
Representing  England
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1962 Perth Double Sculls

Nicholas John Birkmyre (born 21 February 1937) is a former rower who competed for Great Britain in the 1960 Olympic games and won Double Sculls Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta four times.

Birkmyre was born at Cranleigh, Surrey, and was educated at Radley College. He became a member of Bristol Ariel Rowing Club.[1] In 1959, partnering George Justicz, he was runner up at the Double Sculls Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.[2] In 1960 the pair won the Double Sculls Challenge Cup and went on to compete in the double sculls at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[3] Birkmyre and Justicz won the Double Sculls at Henley again in 1961 and won a silver medal at the European Championships. They then joined Leander Club and in 1962 won the Double Sculls at Henley, came fifth in the World Championships and won a gold medal at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. They made their final winning appearance in the Double Sculls at Henley 1964.

Birkmyre became a farmer at Great Witley, Worcestershire and has been an active supporter of the community.[4]

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