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James Hill (rower)

James Hill
Personal information
Birth nameJames Roy Hill
Born (1930-11-20) 20 November 1930 (age 88)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight83 kg (183 lb)[1]

James Roy Hill (born 20 November 1930) is a former New Zealand rower.

Hill was born in Hamilton, New Zealand, in 1930.[1]

Hill was the only representative at the inaugural World Rowing Championships held in September 1962. He was one of the five single scull finalists, but did not receive a medal.[2] At the November 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he won the gold medal in the men's single sculls. Four years prior at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he won the silver medal in the single sculls and also won the bronze medal as part of the double sculls.

At the 1956 Summer Olympics he made the semi-finals of the single sculls. Competing at the 1960 Summer Olympics he placed 4th in the men's single sculls.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "James Hill". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Finalisten stehen fest". Berliner Zeitung (in German). 18 (248). 9 September 1962. p. 4. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "James Hill". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 July 2017.