John Lysak

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John Lysak (born August 16, 1914) is an American canoeist. He competed in the Olympic Games in 1936 in Berlin. He was born in Bound Brook, New Jersey.

Lysak competed in the 1936 Olympics in Men's Folding Kayak Doubles, 10 kilometres, finishing seventh. After a stint in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, Lysak worked as a painting contractor until the age of 62.[1]

He is the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest living Olympian.

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  1. Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2008). "John Lysak Biography and Statistics". Olympics. Sports Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2008.