Bill Coventry
Personal information
Birth nameWilliam Michael Coventry[1]
Born (1967-01-26) 26 January 1967 (age 54)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight81 kg (179 lb)[1]
Spouse(s)Lynley Hannen
Sport
SportRowing
Medal record

William Michael Coventry (born 26 January 1967) is a former New Zealand rower.[2]

Coventry was born in Hamilton in 1967.[1] He represented New Zealand at the 1988 Summer Olympics in the coxless four in a team with Campbell Clayton-Greene, Geoff Cotter, and Neil Gibson, where they came seventh.[3] At the 1989 World Rowing Championships at Bled, Yugoslavia, he won a Bronze in the men's four with Ian Wright, Alastair Mackintosh, and Campbell Clayton-Greene.[4]

He married fellow Olympic rower Lynley Hannen and they live with their children in Nelson.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bill Coventry". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Bill Coventry". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Rowing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's Coxless Fours Final Round". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Men's Four - Final". FISA. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Lynley Hannen". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Rowing: Cancer claims man with gift for speed". The New Zealand Herald. 21 May 2001. Retrieved 3 September 2016.