Jelinek, Sydney : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Jelinek, Sydney

Sydney Carter Jelinek

Sport:
rowing

Country Represented:
United States

Years Competed:
1924

Medals Received:
bronze

Olympic Info:
Jelinek was a member of the United States rowing team at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, and competed in the four-with-coxswain event (a coxswain directs and steers). In the preliminary round, the U.S. won their heat in 7:19.0. In the final, the they finished third to win the bronze medal.

Career Highlights:
A member of the University of Pennsylvania eight as a bowman from 1921-1923, Jelinek was a member of the Bachelor Barge Club of Philadelphia in the 1920s. After graduating from Penn with a degree in architecture, he designed a number of factories, office buildings, and apartments in Philadelphia, establishing his own office in 1945.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. March 18, 1899 - d. March 9, 1979

Origin:
Wilmington, Delaware


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References:
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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