Don Symon
Personal information
Birth nameDonald Alan Symon[1]
Born (1960-05-20) 20 May 1960 (age 63)[1]
Christchurch, New Zealand[1]
Height205 cm (6 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight98 kg (216 lb)[1]
ClubAvon Rowing Club[1]
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  New Zealand
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles Coxed four
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1986 Edinburgh Coxless four
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Edinburgh Eight

Donald Alan Symon (born 20 May 1960) is a former New Zealand rower who won an Olympic bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Symon was born in 1960 in Christchurch, New Zealand.[2] Along with Kevin Lawton, Barrie Mabbott, Ross Tong and Brett Hollister (cox) Symon won the bronze medal in the coxed four. Symon also won a silver medal in the coxless four and a bronze medal in the eight at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.[3] He is listed as New Zealand Olympian athlete number 508 by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Don Symon". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Don Symon". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 18 September 2016.