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Peter Newton

Full name: Peter Andrew Newton
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: March 6, 1970 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Biography

Peter Newton was a kayaker who competed at three Olympic Games – 1992-2000. Between 1996-99 Newton won 15 US titles in various boats and over various distances. Newton also competed at three Pan American Games – 1991-99, and won seven medals, with four gold medals, both records (through 2017) for USA paddlers.

Educated at Western Washington University, Newton later went into graphic design. He worked for several years at Eddie Bauer (1997-2002) and then with REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.), starting in 2003. He also served on the USOC Athlete Advisory Council from 1996-2000.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres United States USA 8
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 5 h2 r3/4
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres United States USA 6
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres United States USA 6

Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Michael Harbold Final Round 1992-08-07
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Michael Harbold Semi-Finals Heat One 1992-08-05
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Michael Harbold Round One Heat Three 1992-08-03
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Canoeing United States USA Angel Pérez Final Round 2000-10-01
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Canoeing United States USA Angel Pérez Semi-Finals Heat Two 2000-09-29
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Canoeing United States USA Angel Pérez Round One Heat One 2000-09-27

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Canoeing United States USA John Mooney Semi-Finals Heat Two 1996-08-01
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Canoeing United States USA John Mooney Repêchage Heat Two 1996-07-30
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Canoeing United States USA John Mooney Round One Heat Two 1996-07-30

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Canoeing United States USA Final Round 2000-09-30
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat Two 2000-09-26
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