Thomas Parker (rower)

Thomas Cornelius Parker (18 August 1883 – 24 March 1965) was an Australian rower who competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Thomas Parker
Personal information
NationalityAustralian
Born(1883-08-18)18 August 1883
Solomontown, South Australia
Died(1965-03-24)24 March 1965
Narrabeen, New South Wales
Sport
SportRowing
ClubBalmain Rowing Club
Achievements and titles
National finalsInterstate C'ship M8+ 1911
Parker (backrow 4th from left) with the 1912 Aust Olympic VIII, incl reserves & selectors

Parker rowed for the Balmain Rowing Club. In 1911 he rowed at four in the New South Wales crew which won the men's eight at the annual Australian Interstate Regatta.[3]

In 1912 he was a member of the Australian men's eight which racing as a Sydney Rowing Club entrant, won the Grand Challenge Cup on the River Thames at the Henley Royal Regatta. The eight then moved to Stockholm for the 1912 Summer Olympics, where after beating a Swedish eight in the first round[4] they were beaten by a Great British crew in the second round - the same Leander eight they had beaten at Henley a few weeks earlier.[5][6]

In 1913 Parker moved into the ranks of professional rowing. [7]

1912 Olympic Rowing Representative

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thomas Parker". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Thomas Parker". Olympedia. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  3. ^ 1910 Interstate Regatta
  4. ^ "Rowing at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Coxed Eights Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Thomas C Parker". balmainrowingclub.com. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Rowing at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Coxed Eights Quarter-Finals". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  7. ^ Parker profile at Balmain Rowing Club