DOCTOR, OLYMPIC ROWER
11-7-1918 – 20-10-2009
COLIN Douglas-Smith, an obstetrician and gynaecologist who delivered about 10,000 babies in Perth after a wartime career in British submarines and rowing for Australia in the 1948 London Olympics, has died in Fremantle. He was 91.
Although disappointed with two straight losses at the Olympics, at the age of 74 he won four gold medals in rowing at the Australian Masters Games in Perth, when he was the oldest competitor by 25 years.