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Michael Rascher

Full name: Michael G. Rascher
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 223 lbs (101 kg)
Born: July 26, 1965 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Burnaby Lake Rowing Club, Burnaby (CAN) / UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Michael Rascher’s rowing career began when, as a student at the University of British Columbia, he was spotted by the school’s rowing coach, who believed that he was suited perfectly for the sport. During his brief tenure with the Canadian national team, he won silver medals in the eights at the 1990 and 1991 World Championships, and gold at the 1992 Summer Olympics, alongside [Terry Paul], [Bruce Robertson], [Andy Crosby], [Darren Barber], [Derek Porter], [Robert Marland], and [John Wallace], with [Brian Saunderson], [Don Telfer], and [Michael Forgeron] respectively as the ninth man. Their win at the 1992 Games set an Olympic record that would last until 2004. Rascher retired from active competition following the Games and was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1994.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Final Round A Final 5:29.53
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 5:35.11
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 5:32.59
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