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Mike Evans

Full name: John Michael "Mike" Evans
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: August 16, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Hanlan Boat Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Mark Evans.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Twin brothers Mike and [Mark Evans] were alumni of Canada’s prestigious Upper Canada College and members of the country’s national rowing team. Mike’s tenure was longer; he first represented Canada at the 1977 World Championships, finishing ninth in the coxed eights alongside [Ron Burak], [Mel LaForme], [Tim Storm], [George Tintor], and the non-Olympians Dale Bannerman, Robin Catherall, Robert Hartvickson, and Frederick Withers. At the 1979 edition he was seventh in the coxless pairs, with the non-Olympian Timothy Britton Foster, and then joined his brother in the same event at the 1981 and 1983 World Championships, where they placed sixth and fifth respectively. Their last venture with the Canadian national team was their greatest\: at the 1984 Summer Olympics, alongside [Dean Crawford], [Blair Horn], [Grant Main], [Brian McMahon], [Kevin Neufeld], and [Pat Turner], the brothers captured gold in the coxed eights, finishing just over 0.4 seconds ahead of the Americans.

Both Mark and Mike had attended Oxford University and were part of the winning Oxford crews in the 1983 and 1984 Oxford Cambridge Boat Race. Mike was also a graduate of Princeton University and joined Goldman Sachs in 1993, eventually rising to the position of Vice Chairman of the firm. In 2014 Mike Evans was named to the Board of Directors of Alibaba Group after its IPO. In August 2015 he was named the next President of Alibaba. He has been inducted, along with the rest of his gold medal-winning crew, into the British Columbia Sports (1985) and Canadian Olympic (2003) Halls of Fame.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Final Round 5:41.32
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 5:50.44
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