Ross Tong

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Ross Tong
Personal information
Birth nameRoss Stuart Tong
Born (1961-04-21) 21 April 1961 (age 58)[1]
Wanganui, New Zealand
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight89 kg (196 lb)[1]
RelativesAllan Tong (father)
ClubWaikato Rowing Club[1]

Ross Stuart Tong (born 21 April 1961) is a former New Zealand rower who won an Olympic bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Tong was born in 1961 in Wanganui, New Zealand.[2] His father, Allan Tong, was an Olympic rower in 1956.[3] Along with Don Symon, Kevin Lawton, Barrie Mabbott and Brett Hollister (cox), Tong Jr. won the bronze medal in the coxed four in 1984.[1] He is listed as New Zealand Olympian athlete number 515 by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.[2]

Tong used to be with the Police.[2] For some time, he coached rowing at King's College in Auckland.[2] Tong is now Director of Sport at St Johns College, Hamilton.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ross Tong". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ross Tong". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Allan Tong". Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Sports Institute". St John's College, Hamilton. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  5. ^ Thompson, Chris (20 March 2014). "School crews in top gear". Rodney Times. Retrieved 8 November 2016.

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