George Justicz
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Born (1931-02-27) 27 February 1931 (age 90)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
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SportRowing

George C. Justicz (born 27 February 1931) is a former rower who competed for Great Britain in the 1960 Olympic games and won Double Sculls Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta four times and the Wingfield Sculls.

Biography

Justicz was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. His family came to England and he became a member of Birmingham Rowing Club where he was captain in 1959 and 1960. He competed in the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta in 1958.[1] In 1959, partnering Nicholas Birkmyre, he was runner up at the Double Sculls Challenge Cup at Henley.[2] In 1960 the pair won the Double Sculls Challenge Cup and went on to compete in the double sculls event at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[3] Justicz also won the Wingfield Sculls as a single sculler in 1960.[4] Justicz and Birkmyer won the double sculls at Henley again in 1961 and won a silver medal at the 1961 European Rowing Championships.[5] They then joined Leander Club and in 1962 won the double sculls at Henley, came fifth in the 1962 World Rowing Championships and won a gold medal at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.[6] They made their final winning appearance in the double sculls at Henley 1964.

References

  1. ^ Birmingham Rowing Club
  2. ^ Henley Royal Regatta Results of Final Races 1946–2003 Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "George Justicz". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ Wingfield Sculls Record of Races
  5. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Doppelzweier)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  6. ^ History of Birmingham Rowing Club Archived 13 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine