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Kathleen Heddle

Full name: Kathleen Joan Heddle
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: November 27, 1965 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Burnaby Lake Rowing Club, Burnaby (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Kathleen Heddle’s original athletic pursuit at the University of British Columbia was volleyball but, in her third year, she switched to rowing and never looked back. By 1987 she was a member of the Canadian national team and, later that year, won gold in the coxless pairs event at the Pan American Games alongside Kirsten Barnes. She saw less success over the next few years, coming in fourth in the coxless fours at the 1989 and 1990 World Championships, but then began the streak that would lead her to be named one of Canada’s greatest all-time rowers. Between 1991 and her 1996 retirement, she won three gold medals at the World Championships (coxless pairs and eights in 1991 and double sculls in 1995), in addition to silver in the coxed fours in 1995, and just as many at the Olympics (coxless pairs and eights in 1992 and double sculls in 1996), as well as bronze in the quadruple sculls in 1996. She later worked with the International Rowing Federation, serving as chair of the athletes’ commission from 2000 through 2001, and has remained active in sports administration. She is a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame (1994), the Order of British Columbia (1997), Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (1997), the University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame (2002), and the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame (2003).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Canada CAN 1 Gold
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 1 Gold
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Women's Double Sculls Canada CAN 1 Gold
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Women's Quadruple Sculls Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Women's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Marnie McBean Final 6:56.84
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Marnie McBean Semi-Finals Heat One 7:11.21
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Marnie McBean Round One Heat One 7:23.07

Women's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Marnie McBean Final 7:06.22
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Marnie McBean Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:18.00
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Marnie McBean Round One Heat Three 7:41.19

Women's Quadruple Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Final 6:30.38
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 6:39.32

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Final 6:02.62
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 6:11.44
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