Tony Butcher

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Tony Butcher
Medal record
Men's Rowing
British Empire Games
Representing  England
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Auckland eights

Anthony Sidney Fairbank "Tony" Butcher (1 June 1926 – 20 August 2009) was an English rower who competed for Great Britain in the 1948 Olympic Games and won Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta.

Butcher was educated at Cambridge University and rowed for Cambridge in the Boat Race in 1947. He became a member of Thames Rowing Club. He competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in the coxless fours.[1] Butcher recalled that at these post-war austerity Olympics, his kit was made by his mother from terry towelling.[2] In 1949 he won the Silver Goblets at Henley, partnering Tom Christie.[3] At the 1950 British Empire Games he was a member of the English eight which won bronze medal.

Personal life[edit]

Tony Butcher was married to wife Peggy and had four children, John, Adrian, David and Marilyn. He lived for most of his life in Beaconsfield.

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