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Greg Barton

Full name: Gregory Mark "Greg" Barton
Nickname(s): Buck
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: December 2, 1959 in Jackson, Michigan, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Brother of Bruce Barton.

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Greg Barton is usually considered the greatest flatwater kayaker produced by the United States. Barton competed at three Olympic Games, winning medals at each, highlighted by his two gold medals in 1988 in K1-1,000 and K2-1,000. He won gold medals in the same events at the 1987 Pan American Games. Barton won six medals at the World Championships, including four golds (K-1 1000 m: 1987, K-1 10000 m: 1985, 1987, 1991), a silver (K-1 10000 m: 1990), and a bronze (K-1 1000 m: 1991).

Barton graduated from the University of Michigan in 1983 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He settled in Seattle where he started and ran Epic Kayaks, which makes high-end kayaks, surfskis, and paddles. The US Canoe Association has named the Greg Barton Cup Challenge in his honor. Barton’s brother, [Bruce Barton], competed at the 1976 Olympics in canoeing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 4

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 5cT 5cR 7.5cT 7.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR 5-7.5cT 5-7.5cR 7.5c-1kT 7.5c-1kR
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing United States Final Round 3 3:47.38 54.50 5 1:51.94 6 2:49.50 4 57.44 5 57.56 2 57.88 3
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 3:54.18 56.27 3 1:53.19 2 2:53.53 2 56.92 2 1:00.34 3 1:00.65 1
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Canoeing United States Round One Heat Three 2 Q 3:52.08 54.76 1 1:52.96 1 2:52.71 1 58.20 1 59.75 3 59.37 2
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing United States Final Round 1 3:55.27 58.83 7 1:55.03 2 2:54.84 2 56.20 =2 59.81 4 1:00.43 6
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q/OB 3:40.96 53.05 1 1:48.52 1 2:49.09 1 55.47 3 1:00.57 5 51.87 1
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing United States Round One Heat One 1 Q/OB 3:42.26 52.43 1 1:48.22 1 2:45.63 1 55.79 1 57.41 5 56.63 4
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing United States Final Round 3 3:37.93 52.45 4 1:46.95 3 2:41.63 3 54.50 1 54.68 2 56.30 5
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 3:36.34 51.68 2 1:45.97 2 2:41.11 1 54.29 1 55.14 3 55.23 5
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing United States Repêchage Heat One 1 Q/OB 3:32.34 51.32 2 1:45.64 2 2:38.13 1 54.32 =2 52.49 1 54.21 4
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing United States Round One Heat Four 3 3:36.59 52.54 3 1:47.67 2 2:43.28 2 55.13 2 55.61 2 53.31 2

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Norm Bellingham Final Round 1988-10-01
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Norm Bellingham Semi-Finals Heat Three 1988-09-29
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Norm Bellingham Round One Heat Two 1988-09-27
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Norm Bellingham Final Round 1992-08-08
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Norm Bellingham Semi-Finals Heat Two 1992-08-06
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Norm Bellingham Round One Heat Four 1992-08-04
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