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.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Gilmore, William Evans Garrett; Gilmore, Garrett|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American rower|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 16, 1895|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wayne|
|DATE OF DEATH||5th December 1969|
|Place of death||Philadelphia|