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.
Name(s): Unknown as it was never recorded.
7 min 34.2 sec.
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