Hungerford, George William

HUNGERFORD, George William, rower (b 2 Jan 1944, Vancouver). Raised in VANCOUVER, he attended UBC, where he joined Frank READ's UBC–VANCOUVER ROWING CLUB ROWING dynasty. Hungerford planned to go to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics as a member of the 8-man UBC team but was forced to withdraw when he came down with mononucleosis. Instead he began working out with Toronto native Roger Jackson, and the 2 men managed to qualify for Tokyo as a pairs team. At the Olympics they astonished the rowing world,...

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