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Davey Hearn

Full name: David Carter "Davey" Hearn
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: April 17, 1959 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Brother of Cathy Hearn; Brother-in-law of Lecky Haller.

Biography

Davey Hearn was a US legend in whitewater canoeing in the 1980s and 90s. Hearn won eight gold medals and 14 medals in all at the World Championships between 1979-95, winning C-1 slalom golds in 1985 and 1995. In 14 World Cup seasons, he won 23 medals and 7 golds, finishing second four times in the overall World Cup standings.

Domestically Hearn won 28 US titles – 19 in C-1 slalom, with seven wins in C-2 slalom, and one each in C-1 and C-2 wildwater. His sister, [Cathy Hearn], also competed in canoe slalom at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics.

Hearn and his wife, Jennifer, later started Maximum Whitewater Performance (MWP), and coached paddlers and sold canoeing and whitewater supplies. They also owned and ran Sweet Composites, a company that sold boat building and outfitting materials.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, Slalom United States USA 11
1996 Summer 37 Atlanta Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, Slalom United States USA 9
2000 Summer 41 Sydney Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, Slalom United States USA 12

Men's Canadian Singles, Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TT T PS
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Canoeing United States Final Standings 11 121.57
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Canoeing United States Final Standings Run One 6 121.70 2:01.70 0
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Canoeing United States Final Standings Run Two 10 121.57 2:01.57 0
1996 Summer 37 Atlanta Canoeing United States Final Standings 9 162.51
1996 Summer 37 Atlanta Canoeing United States Final Standings Run One 10 164.07 2:39.07 5
1996 Summer 37 Atlanta Canoeing United States Final Standings Run Two 6 162.51 2:37.51 5
2000 Summer 41 Sydney Canoeing United States Final Round 12 258.57
2000 Summer 41 Sydney Canoeing United States Final Round Run One 12 127.12 2:05.12 2
2000 Summer 41 Sydney Canoeing United States Final Round Run Two 12 131.45 2:07.45 4
2000 Summer 41 Sydney Canoeing United States Qualifying 12 Q 280.89
2000 Summer 41 Sydney Canoeing United States Qualifying Run One 9 135.53 2:15.53 0
2000 Summer 41 Sydney Canoeing United States Qualifying Run Two 13 145.36 2:19.36 6
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