John Gibbons (rower)

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John Gibbons
Personal information
Birth nameJohn Greville Gibbons
NationalityNew Zealand
Born (1943-06-19) 19 June 1943 (age 77)[1]
Wellington, New Zealand
Height193 cm (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Weight96 kg (212 lb)[1]

John Greville Gibbons (born 19 June 1943) is a New Zealand rower.

Gibbons was born in 1943 in Wellington, New Zealand.[1][2] His father was Gerald Gibbons.[3] In April 1968, he was on one of the boats that rescued survivors of the sinking of TEV Wahine.[4]

A few months later, Gibbons represented New Zealand at the 1968 Summer Olympics. He is listed as New Zealand Olympian athlete number 174 by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.[5] In 1968, he was a student at the Victoria University of Wellington and while in Mexico at the Summer Olympics, he was awarded VUW Sportsman of the Year, which was presented to his father.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "John Gibbons". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "John Gibbons". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b Ahearn, Louise (17 September 1968). "Top award to John Gibbons". Salient. 31 (23). Wellington.
  4. ^ Lomas, David (29 March 2008). "The long wait". New Zealand Listener. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  5. ^ "John Gibbons". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 18 September 2016.