Charles Brian Murray LLOYD

Great Britain GBR

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1927
Olympic Results

Biography

Charles Brian Murray LLOYD

Brian Lloyd had an outstanding rowing career. He was a three-time Cambridge Blue, being on the winning crew each time, a four-time winner at Henley and winner of Olympic and European Championship medals.

Lloyd moved to live in Australia when he was four and was educated the Shore School in Sydney, where he took up rowing and became captain of the school team, before going on to Sydney University. He rowed for the Great Britain eights that won a silver medal at the 1948 Olympics and, later that Summer, went up to Cambridge University. He won his first Blue in 1949, and that same year won his first Henley title when, as a member of the Lady Margaret eight, they won the Ladies’ Challenge Plate in record time. Further Henley successes followed in the 1951 Grand Challenge Cup with Lady Margaret, and in the Silver Goblets with James Crowden, a fellow-member of that year’s winning Boat Race team. Lloyd was appointed captain of the Cambridge University Boat Club in 1951, and the following year was captain of the Leander eight that won the Grand Challenge Cup. He appeared in his second Olympics at Helsinki in 1952, when the Great Britain boat finished fourth. Lloyd also won a bronze medal at the 1950 European Championships at Milano, and in 1951 captained the Cambridge crew that beat both Harvard and Yale during a tour of the United States.

Lloyd later went on to coach Cambridge on five occasions and three years before his death was still coaching the Lady Margaret crew. He was also a successful businessman engaged in maritime shipping, based a lot of the time in Hong Kong, and was also a co-founder of Lloyd International Airways in 1961.

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Helsinki 1952

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London 1948

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