Simon Dickie





Summary: New Zealand Olympic rowing coxswain who led New Zealand rowing crews to Olympic victories at Mexico City in 1968 and Munich in 1972, who was only 17 years old when he was a member of the four who won New Zealand's first Olympic gold medal in rowing at Mexico City and four years later he was coxswain of the New Zealand eight who caused a major upset in winning its final, beating an East German crew in an era when East Germany operated a state-sponsored doping system.



Cause of Death: After a fall from balcony


Born: March 31, 1951


Died: December 13, 2017


Location: Taupo, New Zealand