Symon won a bronze medal with the New Zealand coxed four at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and a silver medal in the coxless four at the 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games. He also won a bronze with the New Zealand eight at Edinburgh.

The Christchurch rower won a national coxless fours title for the Avon club in 1986.

The bearded Symon still lives in Christchurch, where he owns his own clothing company, specialising in high country fashion. For a time Symon was involved with the Avon club as a coach.

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