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Phil Monckton

Full name: John Philip "Phil" Monckton
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: April 8, 1952 in Saint Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
Affiliations: Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Phil Monckton debuted for the Canadian national rowing team at the 1975 World Championships, where he finished eighth in the coxed eights alongside Joel Finlay, Dirk Gidney, Ian Gordon, James Henniger, Brian Love, and the non-Olympians John Cordonier, Patrick Crosskery, and Fraser Mackay. He was moved to the coxless fours for the 1976 Summer Olympics, where he placed fifth with Gordon, Brian Dick, and Andrew van Ruyven. They had the same result at the 1977 World Championships before Monckton switched to the single sculls and won a silver medal at the 1979 Pan American Games. He was then eliminated in the repêchage of that event at that year’s World Championships.

After Canada boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics, Monckton surfaced again at the 1983 World Championships, this time as a member of a quadruple sculls crew, and placed fourth alongside Doug Hamilton, Mike Hughes, and Bruce Ford. This quartet saw more success at the 1984 Summer Olympics, where they won a bronze medal, and Monckton retired from active competition shortly thereafter. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, he has served as the Vice President of High Performance for Rowing Canada since 2004.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Canada CAN 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Quadruple Sculls Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Men's Quadruple Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Final 5:59.07
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:07.93
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6:02.08

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Rowing Canada CAN Final 6:46.11
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 5:59.21
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Three 6:13.09