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Anna Van der Kamp

Full name: Anna Magdalene Van der Kamp
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: June 19, 1972 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Victoria Vikes, Victoria (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Anna van der Kamp had a relatively short career as a member of the Canadian national rowing team. Her first major international tournament was the 1994 World Championships, where she placed seventh in the eights alongside Kathleen Heddle, Theresa Luke, Maria Maunder, Emma Robinson, Lesley Thompson-Willie, and the non-Olympians Julie Jespersen-Platt, Kelly Mahon, and Rachel Starr. The same squad, with the non-Olympian Jennifer Browett in place of Heddle, had won a gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. Heddle and Starr were replaced by Jessica Monroe and Tosha Tsang at the 1995 edition, but the crew still only managed a sixth place finish. With Heather McDermid and Alison Korn substituting for Jespersen-Platt and Mahon, however, the Canadians won a silver medal behind the Romanians at the 1996 Summer Olympics, where Van der Kamp was also fifth in the coxless pairs alongside Robinson. Van der Kamp retired after the Games and took up a career as an environmentalist. She founded Clean Air Champions in 2001, a non-profit organization dedicated to involving top athletes in raising awareness of air quality issues and pursuing initiatives to combat the problem.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Canada CAN 5
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 2 Silver

Women's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Emma Robinson Final Round A Final 7:12.27
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Emma Robinson Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:32.02
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Emma Robinson Round One Heat Three 7:38.98

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Final Round A Final 6:24.05
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:06.49
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6:29.08
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