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Bruce Robertson

Full name: Bruce D. Robertson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: June 17, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Victoria Vikes, Victoria (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Bruce Robertson did not take up rowing until 1984, when he was in his early 20s, but, within two years, he was representing Canada on the international stage. In 1986 he finished seventh in the coxed fours at the World Championships and reached the finals of the same event at the Commonwealth Games, although he did not win a medal. His next stop was the 1987 Pan American Games, where he rowed in the eights, and he then moved on to the 1988 Summer Olympics, finishing eleventh in the coxless fours. After a tenth-place finish in the coxed fours at the 1989 World Championships, he switched permanently to the eights and won silver medals at the 1990 and 1991 editions, alongside Darren Barber, Andy Crosby, Robert Marland, Terry Paul, Derek Porter, Michael Rascher, and John Wallace (with Brian Saunderson and Don Telfer respectively as the ninth man). Telfer was replaced by Michael Forgeron for the 1992 Summer Olympics, where the crew won the gold medal and set an Olympic record. A graduate of the University of Victoria, Robertson retired from international competition to focus on his studies at Oxford University, although he did row for his school in the 1993 Oxford Cambridge Boat Race, which Cambridge won. Upon graduation he became heavily involved in rowing administration and has served in an executive capacity with Rowing Canada. He has been inducted as a member of the Canadian Olympic (1994) and the Alberta Sports (1997) Halls of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Canada CAN 11
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 1 Gold

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Canada CAN Final Round B Final 6:16.74
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 6:22.35
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6:22.42

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Final Round A Final 5:29.53
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 5:35.11
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 5:32.59
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