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Bruce Barton

Full name: Bruce Michael Barton
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: May 30, 1957 in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Niles Canoe Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Brother of Greg Barton.

Biography

Bruce Barton competed at the 1973 and 1975 World Junior Championships, and the 1974, 1978 and 1979 Senior Worlds. By the time of the 1976 Olympics he had been paddling for seven years, winning over 200 races, and would win six US titles in his career. Barton attended Michigan State University and competed for the Niles Canoe Club in Michigan. Later in life, he continued to race long-distance canoe races, notably winning the 2014 Adirondack Canoe Classic in C-4, a 90-mile race, in his sixth attempt at the event. Barton was the brother of [Greg Barton], the greatest flatwater canoeist in US history. All the Barton children were introduced to canoeing quite young — and all three of them wound up on a U.S. National Team. Bruce and Greg competed in the Olympic Games and Connie in the Junior World Championships. Bruce ran cross-country in school, while Connie played girls' basketball and ran the two-mile event in track, but canoeing was their main sport.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 6 h3 r3/4
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres United States USA 4 h1 r2/4

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Canoeing United States USA Pete Deyo Semi-Finals Heat Three 1976-07-31
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Canoeing United States USA Pete Deyo Repêchage Heat Two 1976-07-29
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Canoeing United States USA Pete Deyo Round One Heat Two 1976-07-29

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Canoeing United States USA Repêchage Heat One 1976-07-29
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat Two 1976-07-29
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