In 1992, the Canadian Olympic Rowing team achieved a high water haul of medals, winning 4 gold and a bronze at the Barcelona Olympic Games. On Friday, November 10th, the 1992 Olympic Medal winning crews, as well as members in the Coaches and Builder categories will be inducted into the Canadian Rowing Hall of Fame.
Crews of the Men’s Eight, Women’s Eight, Women’s Four, Women’s Pair and Silken Laumann, the Women’s single will be in attendance. Joining the crews will be coaches Mike Spracklen and Al Morrow along with Peter Copland and Doug Hamilton in the builder category. The event takes place at the Vancouver Rowing Club from 6pm-8pm.
The 25th anniversary celebrations will continue on Saturday November 11th, in conjunction with National Rowing Championships. Crews from the 1992 Olympic Rowing Team will participate in the RCA Alumni Row Past at 12 noon PT.
Canadian Rowing Hall of Fame – 2017 Inductees
Men’s Coxed Eights – Gold Medal
Women’s Single Sculls – Bronze Medal
Women’s Coxless Pairs – Gold Medal
Women’s Coxless Fours – Gold Medal
*A day before Olympic competition, Jennifer Walinga was forced to withdraw due to injury. Brenda Taylor donated her medal to Walinga to recognize that she was an essential part of the success of the team.
Women’s Coxed Eights – Gold Medal
*A day before Olympic competition, Jennifer Walinga was forced to withdraw due to injury.