City of Cranbrook

Archie MacKinnon

Archie MacKinnon – Olympic Gold Medalist and Olympic Silver Medalist – Rowing

Archibald ("Archie") MacKinnon was born January 13, 1937 in Cranbrook and is a Canadian competition rower and Olympic champion. He received a gold medal in coxless fours at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, together with Lorne Loomer, Walter D'Hondt and Donald Arnold.

At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, MacKinnon received a gold medal in eights. He received a silver medal in eights at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, as a member of the Canadian team. MacKinnon was inducted into British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1966, and into University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, together with the other members of the Olympic gold team





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