Thomas Riggs (sailor)

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Thomas Riggs
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Full name Thomas Cooper Riggs
Nationality British
Born(1903-05-22)22 May 1903
Hendon, Greater London, Great Britain
Died 5 February 1976(1976-02-05) (aged 72)
Blyth, Suffolk, Great Britain
Sailing career
Class(es) 8 Metre
Updated on 2 March 2015.

Thomas Cooper Riggs (22 May 1903 – 5 February 1976) was a sailor from Great Britain, who represented his country at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Le Havre, France. Riggs took the silver in the 8 Metre. In the 1928 competition we became 7th.

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