King was next to the studies at the United States Naval Academy in American football running team of Navy. Because of his strength values he was also used in the rowing team, within a year he was promoted to batsman in the eighth of the Academy. This figure eight represented the United States at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp . The eighth won in the preliminary round with a lead of sixteen seconds against the Belgian team, in the semi-finals the Americans prevailed against the French crew with eighteen seconds. With a narrow margin of 0.8 seconds, the crew won the final ahead of the British eighth. In 1922, King left the Navy.
In World War II he returned to the United States Navy and was also active in the Korean War . In 1958 he left the Navy as a rear admiral and then worked in the glass trade. In addition, he was active in numerous clubs and organizations for sport.
- Clyde King in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Clyde King in the database of Find a Grave (English)
- Karl Lennartz , Wolf Reinhardt, Ralph Schlueter: The games of the VII Olympiad 1920 in Antwerp . Agon Sportverlag, Kassel 2013 ISBN 978-3-89784-402-5 pp. 232-234
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||King, Clyde Whitlock (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American rower and later military|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 6, 1898|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Montezuma , Poweshiek County , Iowa|
|DATE OF DEATH||20th August 1982|
|Place of death||Mill Valley , California|