It might be the ultimate cliché, but the bespectacled John Hunter was regarded as one of the deepest thinkers among the great rowers of the early 1970s. The bearded Hunter wore a studious look and thought deeply about his sport.

Hunter, rowing at No 5 in the eight-oar boat, won an Olympic gold medal in 1972, having suffered the shattering disappointment of finishing fourth in the eights final in 1968.

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