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Gavin Hassett

Full name: Gavin Hassett
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: July 13, 1973 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Affiliations: VCRC, Victoria (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Gavin Hassett took up rowing in 1989 and made the Canadian national team in 1993, where he won a gold medal in the eights alongside Dave Boyes, Jeffrey Lay, Pat Newman, Brian Peaker, and the non-Olympians Christopher Cookson, Robert Fontaine, Peter Sommerwil and Bryan Thompson. From that point on, he competed almost exclusively in the lightweight coxless fours, beginning with fourth-place finishes at the 1994 and 1995 World Championships (with Fontaine, Lay, and Thompson and Boyes, Lay, and Peaker respectively). His 1995 crew improved the following year and took silver in the event at the 1996 Summer Olympics, losing the gold by just over half a second to the Danes. Hassett did not see the World Championships again until 1999, when he Jon Beare, Iain Brambell, and Chris Davidson finished sixth. The quartet finished seventh at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and then traded Beare for Jon Mandick to finish fifth at the 2001 World Championships. Doug Vandor replaced Davidson for the 2002 edition, and the crew finally returned to the podium by earning a bronze medal. They slid to fifth the following year and Vandor was exchanged for Beare in time for the 2004 Summer Olympics, where they again placed fifth, after which Hassett retired from active competition.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Rowing Men's Lightweight Coxless Fours Canada CAN 2 Silver
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Rowing Men's Lightweight Coxless Fours Canada CAN 7
2004 Summer 31 Athina Rowing Men's Lightweight Coxless Fours Canada CAN 5

Men's Lightweight Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Final 6:10.13
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:10.38
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6:18.55
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Rowing Canada CAN B Final 6:04.31
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:02.49
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 6:10.37
2004 Summer 31 Athina Rowing Canada CAN Final 6:05.10
2004 Summer 31 Athina Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 5:57.44
2004 Summer 31 Athina Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 5:51.18