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Megan Delehanty

Full name: Megan Catherine Delehanty
Gender: Female
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: March 24, 1968 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Burnaby Lake Rowing Club, Burnaby (CAN) / UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Megan Delehanty began her brief, but successful, rowing career in 1988 when, while training as a track and field athlete at the University of Alberta, she took up an offer to try out rowing and loved it. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 1990, the same year that she made the Canadian national squad, and then entered the University of British Columbia for graduate studies. At the 1991 World Championships she won a gold medal in the eights, alongside Kirsten Barnes, Jennifer Doey, Kathleen Heddle, Marnie McBean, Jessica Monroe, Brenda Taylor, Lesley Thompson-Willie, and the non-Olympian Kelly Mahon, and repeated this feat at the 1992 Summer Olympics, with Kay Worthington and Shannon Crawford substituting for Doey (who dropped out prior to the event due to a back injury) and Mahon. Delehanty retired after the Games and eventually earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. She was made a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1994, the University of Alberta’s Sports Wall of Fame in 2005, and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 2007.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 1 Gold

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Final 6:02.62
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 6:11.44