Robert Gibson (rower)

Robert Gibson (born February 2, 1986 in Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian rower.

Robert Gibson
Personal information
Full nameRobert Gibson
Nationality Canada
Born (1986-02-02) February 2, 1986 (age 36)
Kingston, Ontario
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
Sport
College teamUniversity of Washington
ClubKingston Rowing Club
Varsity Boat Club

In 2004, he was the Canadian Indoor Rowing Champion and became the Canadian High School Rowing champion in the Mens 2- with partner Will Crothers. He also earned a scholarship to attend the University of Washington and won a bronze medal at the Junior World Rowing Championships in the Mens coxed 4+.

He was officially named as the alternate to the 2008, Beijing Olympics Gold Medal Winning Mens 8+.[citation needed]

He won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's eight with Gabriel Bergen, Andrew Byrnes, Jeremiah Brown, Will Crothers, Douglas Csima, Malcolm Howard, Conlin McCabe and Brian Price.[1]

He was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He was a recipient of the official 'Key to the City of Kingston' in 2012, along with fellow Kingstonian Olympic Athletes Will Crothers and Dylan Wykes.

At the 2015, Pan-Am Games he won a gold medal in the Mens Quad 4x as well as a silver medal in the Mens Single 1x.

In June 2016, he was officially named to Canada's 2016 Olympic team in the Mens 4X finishing 8th.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sadler, Emily. "Canadian Men's Eight Wins Olympic Silver". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  2. ^ Ewing, Lori (28 June 2016). "Canada announces 26-member Olympic rowing team". Canadian Press. Toronto, Canada. Retrieved 28 June 2016.

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