KELLY Jack (1890-1960) United States / Rowing
This rowing champion came to stardom in Antwerp in 1920 with medals in the skiff and the double scull, together with fellow American, Costello.He took his revenge on the British who had excluded him from the rowing competitions in London because they were not open to manual workers. At the time, Kelly was a bricklayer and had a series of 125 consecutive victories.Four years after his double victory in Paris, he picked up another gold medal with Costello in the double scull. Later on, his little girl became a Hollywood star who went on to be a Princess in Monaco. He was also the father of Jack Kelly Jr who was himself a rowing champion in 1956.