288: A 1936 Berlin Olympic Games gold medal winner's di
A 1936 Berlin Olympic Games gold medal winner's diploma awarded to the British rower Jack Beresford for victory in the double sculls with Dick Southwood, designed by Prof. Ernst Boehm, with a view of the stadium flanked by embossed images of the Brandenburg Gate and the Olympic bell, named to Jack Beresford and his partner Dick Southwood, 38 by 51cm., 15 by 20in. appendix Lots 288 to 291 Jack Beresford Jack Beresford (1899-1977) set a record in rowing by winning medals at five successive Olympic Games. He won gold in 1924, 1932 & 1936, and silver in 1920 & 1928. His record was finally eclipsed by another British rower Sir Steve Redgrave at Sydney in 2000. His finest moment came at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Beresford was chosen as the flag bearer for the British team at the Opening Ceremony and competed in the double skulls with Dick Southwood. The event appeared in Leni Riefenstahl's official film of the Games. Adolf Hitler was in attendance and witnessed the British team pass the German pairing from a length down in the final 200m. Beresford would later write it was 'the sweetest race I ever rowed.'