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Steve Giles

Full name: Stephen Cory "Steve" Giles
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: July 4, 1972 in Saint Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
Affiliations: Orenda Canoe Club, Lake Echo, Nova Scotia (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Brother of Peter Giles.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A four-time Olympian (1992-2000), Steve Giles won the bronze medal in the C-1 1000m at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, and had impressive top-10 finishes in all other Olympic appearances.

A long-time member of the Canadian national team over the course of 15 years, Giles also competed in 11 senior world championships, winning gold in 1998 (C-1 1000m), and a pair of bronzes in 1993 (C-1 500m) and 2002 (C-1 1000m).

Born in New Brunswick, Canada, Giles began canoeing at eight years of age at the Orenda Racking Canoe Club in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia. He retired from canoeing in 2004 and was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2012.

Giles not only earned Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering degrees from Dalhousie University, as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws, in 2001, he obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Mary's University. Married in 1997, he and his wife Angele have two children.

Results

Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Canoeing Canada Final Round 6 1:55.80 56.83 7 58.97 6
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Canoeing Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 5 q 1:54.94 56.81 5 58.13 4
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Canoeing Canada Round One Heat Three 1 Q 1:53.50 55.69 2 57.81 1
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Canoeing Canada Final Round 8 1:53.326 53.64 1 59.686 8
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Canoeing Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 1:51.614 54.30 1 57.314 2
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Canoeing Canada Round One Heat One 3 1:53.803 56.40 4 57.403 3

Men's Canadian 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
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Canoeing Canada Final Round 9 4:17.12 59.63 6 2:04.15 6 3:09.12 6 1:04.52 9 1:04.97 8 1:08.00 9
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Canoeing Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 4:08.05 57.80 2 2:01.88 3 3:06.11 5 1:04.08 6 1:04.23 4 1:01.94 1
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Canoeing Canada Round One Heat Two 1 Q 4:03.34 57.20 3 1:59.36 3 3:01.52 2 1:02.16 3 1:02.16 2 1:01.82 2
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Canoeing Canada Final Round 3 3:56.437 57.07 4 1:56.990 5 2:56.840 4 59.920 7 59.850 1 59.597 4
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Canoeing Canada Round One Heat One 2 Q 3:55.396 55.98 2 1:55.580 3 2:54.180 1 59.600 5 58.600 1 1:01.216 5
2004 Summer 32 Athina Canoeing Canada Final Round 5 3:51.457 55.85 6 1:55.76 8 2:52.43 4 59.91 7 56.67 1 59.027 7
2004 Summer 32 Athina Canoeing Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 3:51.720 55.81 4 1:53.81 3 2:52.81 2 58.00 1 59.00 2 58.910 2
2004 Summer 32 Athina Canoeing Canada Round One Heat Two 2 q 3:52.451 55.94 4 1:52.62 2 2:50.56 2 56.68 1 57.94 2 1:01.891 3

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Canoeing Canada CAN Dan Howe Final Round 1996-08-03
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Canoeing Canada CAN Dan Howe Semi-Finals Heat One 1996-08-01
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Canoeing Canada CAN Dan Howe Round One Heat One 1996-07-30
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