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Michael Harbold

Full name: Michael Everett Harbold
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: May 22, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Husband of Alexandra Harbold.

Biography

Michael Harbold came from a sports family, as his father was an All-American in lacrosse, and his grandfather was a football All-American at the US Naval Academy. Harbold extended the family sports tradition when he married US Olympic canoeist [Alexandra Bernhart] in December 1991. Michael Harbold competed at the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympics in kayaking, with Alexandra making the team in 1992 and 1996. He was a three-time medalist at the Pan American Games in K-4, winning gold in 1987 at 1,000m, and silvers in 1995 in both 500m and 1,000m.

In 1993 Harbold won the Finlandia Clean Water Challenge, a 1,200-mile paddling marathon which started in Chicago, and ended a month later in New York. Harbold grew up in Hawai’i where he learned paddling with the Hawaiian Canoe and Kayak Team (HCKT). He and Alexandra later settled in the Washington, DC area.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres United States USA 5 h1 r3/4
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres United States USA 8
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres United States USA 7 h1 r3/4

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
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Canoeing United States Semi-Finals Heat One 7 3:44.663 53.61 6 1:49.82 6 2:47.91 4 56.21 8 58.09 5 56.753 4
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Canoeing United States Repêchage Heat Two 2 Q 4:05.225 59.14 4 1:56.69 2 3:02.58 3 57.55 4 1:05.89 3 1:02.645 1
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Canoeing United States Round One Heat Two 6 3:58.760 57.06 7 1:54.93 7 2:56.33 7 57.87 6 1:01.40 6 1:02.430 6

Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Peter Newton Final Round 1992-08-07
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Peter Newton Semi-Finals Heat One 1992-08-05
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Peter Newton Round One Heat Three 1992-08-03

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1988-09-29
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat Two 1988-09-27
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