Rowing Australia was deeply saddened to learn today of the recent passing of Nimrod Greenwood. Mr Greenwood was a member of the Australian Rowing Team and represented Australia in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games where he won a bronze medal in the Men’s Coxed Eight.
Born on 28 October 1929, the New South Wales-born Greenwood was in a crew in Helsinki with Robert Tinning (bow), Ernest Chapman, David Anderson, Geoffrey Williamson, Mervyn Finlay, Edward Pain, Phillip Cayzer (stroke) and Thomas Chessel (cox). Their bronze medal was, at the time, the best result by an Australian men’s sweep boat on an international stage.
Mr Greenwood was McVilly-Pearce pin holder 71, and his pin was presented to his daughter Anne Tucker earlier this year at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. Mrs Tucker later presented it to her father at his nursing home.
Mr Greenwood passed away peacefully and is survived by his wife Helen, daughter Anne, son-in-law Mark and his two grandchildren, Julia and Robert.