Leonard Carpenter

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Leonard Griswold Carpenter (born July 28, 1902 in Minneapolis , † May 15, 1994 ibid) was an American rower .

The 1.87 m tall carpenter was a consistent oar selection during his four years at Yale University . Shortly after graduating, he traveled to the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris as a bowman in the Yale eight . In the second run, the crew won ahead of the boats from Canada and the Netherlands. In the final, the British and the Italians competed as preliminary winners alongside the Americans, and the Canadians came as winners of the repechage. At the finish of the finals, the Americans had a lead of over 15 seconds over the Canadians, as in the preliminary run, the Italians received the bronze medal.

After graduating, Carpenter returned to Minnesota and worked in the lumber industry.

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  • Wolf Reinhardt, Ralph Schlueter: The Games of the VIII Olympiad in 1924 in Paris and the I. Winter Olympics in Chamonix . Agon Sportverlag, Kassel 2016 ISBN 978-3-89784-408-7 pp. 302–305