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Name  Michael Lapage
Role  Olympic athlete

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Education  University of Cambridge

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Michael Clement Lapage (born 15 November 1923) is a former missionary and English rower who competed for Great Britain in the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Lapage was born at Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Reginald H. Lapage, vicar of Shaftesbury, and his wife Dora Ehlvers. He was educated at Monkton Combe School where he was a contemporary of fellow Olympic rower Alfred Mellows. During World War II Lapage saw service as a Fleet Air Arm pilot in the Pacific.

After the war Lapage was at Cambridge University and was a member of the winning Cambridge boat in the 1948 Boat Race. In 1948 he was a crew member of the British boat which won the silver medal rowing at the 1948 Summer Olympics in the men's eights. At the 1950 British Empire Games he won the bronze medal as part of the English boat in the eights competition.

Lapage became a Christian missionary and was ordained in Kenya in 1961. On 19 May 2012 he carried the Olympic torch in the relay for the 2012 Olympic Games, in St Austell, Cornwall.

References

Michael Lapage Wikipedia


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