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Heather McDermid

Full name: Heather Jane McDermid
Gender: Female
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: October 17, 1968 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Calgary Rowing Club, Calgary (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Canadian Heather McDermid began her career in sports as a track and field athlete, specializing in the 800 metres and earning an athletic scholarship at Rice University in the United States. She was bestowed All-American honors in 1989 and 1990, but soon an ankle injury put an end to this phase of her life. Not to be deterred, McDermid took up rowing and, by 1994, she had made the Canadian national team. Her first major international tournament was the 1996 Summer Olympics, where she won a silver medal in the eights alongside Tosha Tsang, Maria Maunder, Alison Korn, Emma Robinson, Anna Van der Kamp, Jessica Monroe, Theresa Luke, and Lesley Thompson-Willie. She next appeared at the 1999 World Championships where, with Korn, Luke, Robinson, Thompson-Willie, Buffy Alexander-Williams, Laryssa Biesenthal, Dorota Urbaniak, and the non-Olympian Kubet Weston, she won a bronze medal in the eights. With Heather Davis substituting for Weston, this crew won bronze behind the Romanians and the Dutch at the 2000 Summer Olympics. McDermid retired after the Games and was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 2 Silver
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Final 6:24.05
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:06.49
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6:29.08
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Rowing Canada CAN Final 6:11.58
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6:13.60