Sydney Carter Jelinek
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.
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
Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)