William Gilmore

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William Evans Garrett Gilmore (born February 16, 1895 in Wayne , † December 5, 1969 in Philadelphia ) was an American rowing athlete .

William Gilmore (also Garrett Gilmore) began rowing at the Bachelors Barge Club in 1919 . A year later he won his first race. In the course of his career he won five national titles in singles and more in doubles . In 1924 he first took part in the Summer Olympics in Paris . Gilmore only had to admit defeat to British rowing legend Jack Beresford in the singles final . It was not until eight years later that he took part in the Olympic Games a second time . In Los Angeles he performed with Kenneth Myers at the comparatively advanced age of 37 yearsand won in a double scull with this the title in front of the representatives from Germany. Gilmore worked as a real estate agent.

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