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On the Thames, in London, Harry Kelley regains his world sculling championship

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08/08/1865
Harry Kelley, from London, had lost his sculling world championship to Robert Chambers of Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1859.  After a gap of six years, Kelley challenged Chambers for the championship in a race on the Thames and won back his title and the equivalent of $4,500.  Kelley later defended his world title against an American challenger, again in London, and then retired.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 "Chronology,"  Wilkes' Spirit of the Times and New York Sportsman, January 6, 1866, p. 292.

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