Frank Havens

Frank Havens is an American sprint canoer who competed from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, he won two medals in the C-1 10000 m event with a gold in 1952 and a silver in 1948. In Haven’s first shot in the 1948 Olympic games, he finished second to Capek by 35.4 seconds in a canoe he borrowed from the Czechs. In 1952 his world record was set in a canoe he and his brother, Bill, imported from Sweden for about $160. He is, as of 2011, the only American Olympic gold medal winner in a singles canoeing event. He is a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. ... more on Wikipedia

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