Cecil Pearce (rowing) partnered with William Bradley to win the double sculls gold medal at the Sydney 1938 British Empire Games. Pearce was a four-time national champion in the double sculls event, but represented Australia at the Berlin 1936 Olympics in the single sculls event after defeating reigning national champion Herb Turner in the Olympic selection trials. Part of a famous sporting pedigree, Cecil’s father Sandy Pearce is an Australian rugby league hall of famer, Cecil’s cousin is rowing legend Bobby Pearce, and Cecil’s son Gary Pearce represented Australia in rowing at three Olympic Games from 1964 to 1972.
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