Gil Cawood
Personal information
Birth nameGilbert Mervyn Cawood
Born(1939-12-04)4 December 1939[1]
Hamilton, New Zealand
Died28 August 2022 (2022-08-29) (aged 82)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight83 kg (183 lb)[1]
CountryNew Zealand
ClubWaikato Rowing Club
Medal record

Gilbert Mervyn Cawood (4 December 1939 – 28 August 2022) was a New Zealand rower.

Cawood was born in 1939 in Hamilton, New Zealand.[1][2] He was a foundation member of the Waikato Rowing Club.[3] He represented New Zealand at the 1968 Summer Olympics. He is listed as New Zealand Olympian athlete number 218 by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.[4] At the 1970 World Rowing Championships in St. Catharines in Canada, he won a bronze medal with the coxed eight.[5] He died at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, on 28 August 2022, at the age of 82.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Gil Cawood". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gil Cawood". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. ^ "History of Waikato Rowing Club". Waikato Rowing Club. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ Gil Cawood at the New Zealand Olympic Committee
  5. ^ "Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften. Achter – Herren" [Rowing – World Championships. Eight – Men]. (in German). Archived from the original on 17 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Gilbert Mervyn Cawood". The New Zealand Herald. 31 August 2022. Retrieved 31 August 2022.