Rowing Australia is saddened to announce today that on 6 December two-time Olympian, Peter Gillon (VIC), passed away in Melbourne.

Peter was McVilly-Pearce pin number 170 and competed at the Rome 1960 and the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games in the Men’s Coxless Four.

Peter was also a World Etchells Champion, defeating Dennis Conner in the process!

The private service is being held tomorrow in Brighton at the St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Brighton at 10:30am.

The thoughts of all the rowing family is with Peter’s family and friends. An Olympic Flag has been offered to the Family.

 

Peter Gillon in the stroke seat of the Men’s Four (Copyright Andrew Guerin)

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