Kenny Dwan discusses his battle with Covid 19 in TV interview In a very moving but typically amusing interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain, Kenny Dwan, former Vintners’ Company Swan Upper, recounts his battle with Covid 19 during a three
Kenny Dwan discusses his battle with Covid 19 in TV interview
In a very moving but typically amusing interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain, Kenny Dwan, former Vintners’ Company Swan Upper, recounts his battle with Covid 19 during a three week period in hospital.
Watch the full interview in the video below.
Kenneth Victor Dwan was born in Rotherhithe on 6th July 1948 to a family of lightermen in the Port of London. He joined Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club at the age of 12 initially as a cox but soon as an oarsman.
Ken won the prestigious Doggett’s Coat & Badge Race in 1971. He was Britain’s best single sculler in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He sculled at the European Championships in 1969 and 1971, at the World Championships in 1970, and at the Olympic Games in 1968 and 1972. At Henley in 1968, he reached the final of the Diamond Sculls. He won the Tideway Scullers Head 1969 – 1971 and again in 1973. Further, Ken won the Wingfield Sculls 1968 – 1972 and again in 1975.
The Dwan family has the most living Doggett’s winners. Ken is the father of Nicholas (winner 2002) and Robert (winner 2004). His brother, John, won in 1977 as did John’s son, Merlin, in 2012.
Merlin (2012) is in the front with (left to right) Nicolas (2002), Kenny (1971), John (1977) and Robert (2004).
Picture: British Rowing.
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