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Andrew Burke

Full name: Owen Andrew Burke
Gender: Male
Born: March 25, 1949
Died: April 5, 2009 in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
Country: BAR Barbados
Sport: Sailing

Biography

Andrew Burke’s international sporting career began in water polo and he played for Barbados in the 1967 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg and in two Central American and Caribbean Games tournaments.

From a sailing family, Burke was also a boat-builder and regularly competed in boats of his own design with a large amount of success around the Caribbean. Twenty years after his first appearance at the Pan-American Games he returned as a sailor in the 1987 Games in the USA and went on compete in the Finn class at the Barcelona Olympics. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and although he lost an arm to the disease he recovered to compete again and win a number of regional events. In 2008, after learning that the cancer had spread to his heart, he completed a solo voyage around the island of Barbados in support of the Barbados Cancer Society. He eventually succumbed to the disease in April 2009.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 43 Barcelona Sailing Men's One Person Dinghy Barbados BAR 26

Men's One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank NP TP PTS
1992 Summer 43 Barcelona Sailing Barbados Final Standings 26 177.0 209.0
1992 Summer 43 Barcelona Sailing Barbados Race One 24 30.0
1992 Summer 43 Barcelona Sailing Barbados Race Two 26 32.0
1992 Summer 43 Barcelona Sailing Barbados Race Three 21 27.0
1992 Summer 43 Barcelona Sailing Barbados Race Four 25 31.0
1992 Summer 43 Barcelona Sailing Barbados Race Five 26 32.0
1992 Summer 43 Barcelona Sailing Barbados Race Six 20 26.0
1992 Summer 43 Barcelona Sailing Barbados Race Seven 25 31.0