Thursday, August 9, 2012
9 August 1948: The Final Day At The Olympic Rowing Regatta In Henley
Although, the Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton Dorney is over, HTBS is not done with Olympic rowing. Let’s take a look at the 1948 Olympic Rowing Regatta in Henley-on-Thames through some old photographs. Today, 9 August, it is exactly 64 years ago the finals were rowed on the Henley course. One photograph is easily recognized (above), showing Jack Wilson and Ran Laurie after they have just crossed the finish line in the final that gave them the Olympic gold in the Coxless Pairs – or the 'Pairs Without Cox' or 'Coxswainless Pairs' as it was called at that time. The other photographs from this regatta I have never seen published before. Enjoy!
*Update: This has been proven to be wrong, it's the Royal Canadian Henley, please see more here.