Robert Page (rower)

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Bob Page
Personal information
Birth nameRobert Edward Page
Born(1936-09-14)14 September 1936
Auckland, New Zealand
Died14 April 1991(1991-04-14) (aged 54)
New Zealand
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight51 kg (112 lb)
Sport
SportRowing

Robert Edward "Bob" Page ( 14 September 1936 – 14 April 1991) was a New Zealand rowing cox.[1]

At the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he won the silver medal as part of the men's eight alongside crew members Leslie Arthur, Darien Boswell, Colin Cordes, Alistair Dryden, Alan Grey, Christian Larsen, Louis Lobel and Alan Webster.[2] After having received an invitation to the Henley Royal Regatta, he won the inaugural Prince Philip Challenge Cup regatta in 1963 in Henley-on-Thames.[3] That year, the Henley regatta was regarded as the event that came closest to a world championship.[4] Darien Boswell, Peter Masfen, Dudley Storey, and Alistair Dryden made up the rowers, and Page was the cox.[3]

The same coxed four team then went to the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where they placed eighth.[3][5] At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico he was part of the men's eight that came fourth in the final.

Page died on 14 April 1991, and was cremated at Purewa Crematorium in Auckland.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Robert Page". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  2. ^ Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee
  3. ^ a b c Leggat, David (6 July 2013). "Rowing: Crew toast 50th anniversary of glorious win". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  4. ^ Green, David (5 September 2013). "Rowing - International rowing, 1920s to 1980s". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  5. ^ "New Zealand Rowing at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Burial & cremation details". Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium. Retrieved 12 October 2016.