Glen Alexander Mervyn (February 17, 1937 – March 18, 2000) was a Canadian rower, Olympic medalist and Olympic coach. He won Canada's only medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics and coached the Canadian National Rowing Team at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Olympic medal record
Men's rowing
Silver medal – second place 1960 Rome Eight

He was born in Vancouver. Mervyn was a member of the UBC/VRC eights team that won the gold medal at the 1958 British Empire Games in Wales. He was also with the eights team that competed at the Pan American Games in 1959. At the 1960 Rome Olympics, he was the stroke (Captain) of the Canadian boat that won the silver medal in the eights event. This was the only medal the Canadians won that year. Glen coached the Canadian National team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, where two of his rowers won a gold medal in the pairs event.

He graduated from University of British Columbia and Harvard University.

External linksEdit

  • "Glen Mervyn Biography and Olympic Results - Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". 13 October 2012. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  • "Vernon Museum and Archives". Vernonmuseum.ca. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  • Seymour, Ron. "Kelowna's greatest hockey team among inductees in sports hall of fame". Kelownadailycourier.ca. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  • "Central Okanagan Sports Hall Of Fame Welcomes New Inductees". Kelownanow.com. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  • "Local Athletes Inducted into Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame". Kelownanow.com. Retrieved 30 December 2017.