Full name: Michael G. Rascher
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Weight: 223 lbs (101 kg)
Born: July 26, 1965 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Burnaby Lake Rowing Club, Burnaby (CAN) / UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver (CAN)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Michael Rascher’s rowing career began when, as a student at the University of British Columbia, he was spotted by the school’s rowing coach, who believed that he was suited perfectly for the sport. During his brief tenure with the Canadian national team, he won silver medals in the eights at the 1990 and 1991 World Championships, and gold at the 1992 Summer Olympics, alongside Terry Paul, Bruce Robertson, Andy Crosby, Darren Barber, Derek Porter, Robert Marland, and John Wallace, with Brian Saunderson, Don Telfer, and Michael Forgeron respectively as the ninth man. Their win at the 1992 Games set an Olympic record that would last until 2004. Rascher retired from active competition following the Games and was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1994.
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