Conn Findlay

Conn Francis Findlay ( born April 24, 1930 in Stockton, California) is an American rower, sailor and two -time Olympic champion. He is one of the few athletes who have won Olympic medals in different sports.

He received his university degree in 1956 at the University of Southern California, where he also began rowing. Together with Arthur Ayrault from Stanford University and with coxswain Kurt Seiffert, he participated in the Summer Olympics in 1956 in part in Melbourne and won the gold medal. Four years later, at the Summer Olympic Games in Rome, he won the bronze medal in pairs with coxswain. In Tokyo in 1964, he finally won the gold medal in the same discipline again.

In the Summer Olympics 1976, he took with Dennis Conner at the sailing competition in the boot class Tempest part and reached the 3rd place. Findlay was also part of the sailing crews that won the America 's Cup in 1974 and 1977.

Later Findlay worked for several years at Stanford University as a rowing coach and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the University in 2005. On 7 December 2007, he was honored by the American Rowing Association as USRowing Man of the Year.

Today he lives in Northern California and still acts as a referee at several regattas.