In 1957, Frank Read was coaxed out of retirement to once again coach a UBC/VRC crew to an Olympic medal.
At the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, the UBC/VRC eights crew representing Canada won the silver medal over a 2000m course in a time of six minutes 1.52 seconds. The result stood as the only medal for Canada at the 1960 Olympics.
Team Members:
David Anderson (2), Don Arnold (4), Sohen Biln (cox), Walter d’Hondt (7), Keith Donald (spare), Nelson Kuhn (5), John Lecky (bow), Lorne Loomer (spare), Archie MacKinnon (3), Bill McKerlich (6), Glen Mervyn (stroke), Frank Read (coach).
This team is also inducted in the UBC Sports Hall of Fame. For their UBC biography, please visit