Trevor Coker had a tragically short life. He was only 32 when he died of a brain tumour in 1981. But in that short time Coker established himself as one of the best rowers produced by New Zealand.
He won an Olympic gold medal in 1972 with the mighty New Zealand eight, and a bronze medal in the same event at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In addition, he was part of the eight that won the European title at Copenhagen in 1971, and world championship bronze medals in the eight at Lucerne in 1974 and Nottingham in 1975.Read more