Lindsay Wilson (rower)

Lindsay Edward "Lew" Wilson (born 15 October 1948)[2] is a former New Zealand rower who won two Olympic medals.

Lindsay Wilson
Personal information
Birth nameLindsay Edward Wilson
Born (1948-10-15) 15 October 1948 (age 71)
Methven, New Zealand[1]

Wilson was born in Methven, New Zealand in 1948.[1] At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, he teamed with Dick Joyce, Wybo Veldman, John Hunter, Tony Hurt, Joe Earl, Trevor Coker and Gary Robertson and Simon Dickie (cox) to win the Gold medal in the eights. He rowed with the coxed eight in the 1975 World Rowing Championships in Nottingham, Great Britain, and won a bronze medal.[3] At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, he again crewed the eight which this time won the Bronze medal. His crewmates this time were Alec McLean, Ivan Sutherland, Trevor Coker, Peter Dignan, Tony Hurt, Joe Earl and Dave Rodger and Simon Dickie (cox).

Wilson was later a public servant in Hamilton working in Maori Affairs.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c "Lindsay Wilson". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Lew Wilson". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ "(M8+) Men's Eight - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ Maddaford, Terry (26 July 2002). "Rowing: Stroking aside the decades". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 22 October 2016.

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