10 year old boy wins Gold at the Olympic Games

At the Paris, France Olympic Games a 10 year old boy was substituted for an adult in the Coxswain position due to his lighter weight. Because of this switch up, the pair-oared shell craft, rowed by R. Klein and the F. A. Brandts, won Gold with a 7 min. 34.2 sec. time. A record not broken until 1960.

EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DU 1900
RÉGATES À L’AVIRON DU 26 AOÛT
2 RAMEURS SENIORS
1er PRIX
François Brandt and Roelof Klein with the mystery coxswain.

Date:
      1900
Name(s): Unknown as it was never recorded.
Occupation:
      Coxswain
Location:
      Paris, France
Craft:
      Pair-oared Shell
Record:
      7 min 34.2 sec.


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