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Barney Guillermo Williams (born March 13, 1977) is a Canadian rower. Born in San Martín de los Andes, Argentina, he was educated at Upper Canada College, the University of Victoria and then at Jesus College, University of Oxford where he was President of the Oxford University Boat Club.

Barney Williams
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Full nameBarney Guillermo Williams
BornMarch 13, 1977 (1977-03-13) (age 42)
San Martín de los Andes, Argentina
Spouse(s)Buffy-Lynne Williams

He won a gold medal at the 2003 world championships in Milan, Italy and a silver in the same event at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1] He also has two wins and a second in the four in Rowing World Cup events.

Williams is married to the Canadian rower Buffy-Lynne Williams, who came fourth in the women's pair in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

2004 to 2006 Williams studied at the University of Oxford. He completed a Diploma in Legal Studies and an MSc in Management Research. He rowed in the winning Blue Boat in the 2005 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race and was the president of the victorious Oxford crew in the 2006 Boat Race.[2]


Olympic GamesEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2003 – Gold, Coxless Four (with Jake Wetzel, Thomas Herschmiller, Cameron Baerg)


  1. ^ "Oxonian Olympians". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on September 20, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Dheensaw, Cleve (March 4, 2013). "Victoria's Howard looks to stroke Oxford to victory in Boat Race". Victoria Times-Colonist. Retrieved March 30, 2013.

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