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 38)
Kingston, Ontario
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
College teamUniversity of Washington
ClubKingston Rowing Club
Varsity Boat Club
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Men's eight
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2006 Dorney Coxed four
Silver medal – second place 2009 Poznań Eight
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Bled Eight
World U23 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Heindonk Eight
Silver medal – second place 2008
Brandenburg an der Havel
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Banyoles Coxed four
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2015 Toronto Quadruple sculls
Silver medal – second place 2015 Toronto Single sculls

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]

References edit

  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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