Rowing at the 1920 Summer Olympics
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
|Competitors||136 from 14 nations|
|Rowing at the
1920 Summer Olympics
The event was marked by the arrival of future triple gold medalists John B. Kelly Sr., Jack Beresford and Paul Costello. Kelly and Beresford would stage a dramatic dual for the singles title, with Kelly prevailing. Immediately after his victory, Kelly would step into the double with his cousin Paul Costello, and easily win the gold in that event. Beresford, though he didn't win gold in these Olympics, would medal at five straight Olympics.
In the eight, the United States was represented by the United States Naval Academy. The United States would be represented by university crews at the next seven games in the men's eight, winning each time.
A total of 136 rowers from 14 nations competed at the Antwerp Games:
|1||United States (USA)||3||1||0||4|
|4||Great Britain (GBR)||0||2||0||2|
|7||New Zealand (NZL)||0||0||1||1|