Champion rowers’ statues


There aren’t many statues of famous rowers and so today I thought we’d start a series of blog posts of all the ones we are aware of.  Do you know any we’ve missed?

Redgrave and Pinsent in Henley on Thames, UK

Redgrave  Pinsent rowing statue Redgrave Pinsent rowing statue

Read this website “From Pitch to Plinth the Sporting Statues project” which details the whole process of production and design.

Ned Hanlan, Toronto, Canada

Written up in Hear the Boat Sing rowing history blog
in last Saturday’s Torontoist, Kevin Plummer wrote a piece about Ned Hanlan, “Historicist: The People’s Champion”. It is a well-written article (we forgive Plummer for calling ‘sculling’: ‘single-sculls rowing’), though Hanlan historians will not find anything new about the Canadian sculling champion, but the article is interesting, also for its illustrations.
And the inspiration for Jim Joy’s book “Hanlan’s Spirit: Training for Flow”.

Ned Hanlan champion sculler, Toronto, Canada Ned Hanlan champion sculler, Toronto, Canada

We’ll continue this series of rowing statues during August.


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  1. John P. Swift

    There is a Statute of John B. Kelly at the finish line of the Schuylkill River Rowing Course in Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA.
    1x Gold Medalist 1920
    2x Gold Medalist 1920-1924
    Father of Jack Kelly Diamond Sculls Champion Henley

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