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Joseph Wright (rower)

Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Silver 1904 St. Louis eights
Bronze 1908 London eights

Joseph Walter Harris Wright (January 14, 1864 – October 18, 1950) was a Canadian rower and municipal politician.

He was born in Villanova, Ontario. He competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics and 1908 Summer Olympics. In 1904 he was a member of Canadian boat, which won the silver medal in the eights. Four years later he was a member of Canadian boat, which won the bronze medal in the eights. Again four years later at the 1912 Summer Olympics, he was a coach of the Canadian eights crew.

He was elected to Toronto City Council in 1928, and served three terms before being defeated in the 1931 election.

His son Joseph Wright, Jr., who's coach he also was, won a silver medal in the double sculls competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

External links

  • profile
  • Info about Wright at Sports-Reference
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