Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Angela Schneider was a track and field athlete in high school before attending the University of Western Ontario and taking up an interesting in rowing in 1979. She graduated in 1982 with a degree in kinesiology and philosophy and continued her education in pursuit of master’s degrees in both subjects, which she acquired in 1984 and 1986 respectively. Along the way she competed for Canada on the international stage, first by finishing fourth in the coxed eights at the 1983 World Championships alongside Marilyn Brain, Christine Clarke, Heather Clarke, Cathy Lund, Sarah Ann Ogilvie, Lisa Robertson, Kay Worthington and the non-Olympian Margo Longley. She then rowed at the 1984 Summer Olympics, where she won silver in the coxed fours with Brain, Barbara Armbrust, Jane Tregunno, and Lesley Thompson-Willie. Switching back to the eights, she captured bronze at the 1986 Commonwealth Games Lund, Ogilvie, Brenda Taylor, and the non-Olympians Susan Beck, Sandy Coppinger, Catherine Harry, Carla Pace, and Gillian Saxby. Her final major international tournament was the 1986 World Championships, where she and her bronze medal-winnng eights crew placed fifth. As a student, she also competed at the collegiate level in track and field and cross-country skiing.
Schneider retired from active competition in 1986 and pursued a Ph.D. in ethics and philosophy, which she earned in 1993. She immediately took up a position at the University of Western Ontario, where she became an Associate Professor in 1997, specializing in the philosophy of sport. In addition to research, she has also served as the Director of both the International Centre for Olympic Studies and of Ethics and Education for the World Antidoping Agency, and has competed in masters’ level rowing.
|1984 Summer||24||Los Angeles||Rowing||Women's Coxed Fours||Canada||CAN||2||Silver|