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William James Tinnock (5 April 1930 – 3 April 2017) was a New Zealand rower.

Bill Tinnock
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Birth nameWilliam James Tinnock
Born(1930-04-05)5 April 1930
Auckland, New Zealand
Died3 April 2017(2017-04-03) (aged 86)

Tinnock was born on 5 April 1930 in Auckland, New Zealand.[1] At the 1950 British Empire Games he won the silver medal as part of the men's eight alongside crew members Donald Adam, Kerry Ashby, Murray Ashby, Bruce Culpan, Thomas Engel, Grahame Jarratt, Don Rowlands and Edwin Smith.[2] At the next British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, he won another silver medal in the men's coxed four.[2]

British Empire Games – 1950 – Silver Medal

At the 1952 Summer Olympics he competed as part of the men's coxed four without progressing through to the finals. He is listed as New Zealand Olympian athlete number 75 by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.[2]

Tinnock died on 3 April 2017.[3]


  1. ^ "William Tinnock". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Bill Tinnock". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2016. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  3. ^ "William James (Bill) Tinnock death notice". New Zealand Herald. 4 April 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.

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