You are cordially invited to hear PBC senior member, Olympian and former World Single Sculls champion, Don Spero, talk about his experiences rowing at the elite level when the PBC Social Committee hosts From Toyko to the Thames: A Conversation with Olympian Don Spero, May 4th at 6:30 pm, at the University Club, located at 1135 16th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
One of America’s most celebrated rowing athletes, long-time PBC senior member Don Spero has built a rowing career that is now legendary. Spero won the World Rowing Single Sculls Championship in 1966 in Bled, Yugoslavia. Later that year, he again took the gold medal at the National Championships at St. Catherine’s, Ontario, Canada. In 1965, Spero won the Henley Regatta Diamond Sculls Championship in England and the Duisberg International Regatta Single Sculls Gold Medal in Germany. Spero was the U.S. National Champion in the Single Sculls in 1963, 1964, and 1966; Double Sculls Champion in 1963; and Quadruple Sculls Champion in 1965.
“From Tokyo to the Thames” will be the first in a speaker series that the Social Committee plans to hold regularly for PBC members and others interested in the sport of rowing.
The event is free for all members and guests, and includes a reception. To attend, please RSVP to Sean Durkin at [email protected]
Until then, enjoy watching this video of Don rowing at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo and listening to the very interesting commentary: