Kreek in 2011
|Competitor for Canada|
|2008 Beijing||Men's Eight|
|2002 Seville||Men's Eight|
|2003 Milan||Men's Eight|
|2007 Munich||Men's Eight|
|2002 Lucerne||Men's Eight|
|2003 Lucerne||Men's Eight|
|2004 Munich||Men's Eight|
|2004 Lucerne||Men's Eight|
|2007 Linz||Men's Eight|
|2007 Lucerne||Men's Eight|
|2008 Lucerne||Men's Eight|
|Royal Henley Regatta
Grand Challenge Cup
Adam Kreek (born December 2, 1980) is a Canadian rower. Born in London, Ontario, he was a student at the University of Victoria where he met his wife Rebecca. He won the gold medal at the 2002, 2003 and 2007 world championships for Canada's men's eight team in Seville, Spain, Milan, Italy and Munich, Germany respectively. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Kreek competed with the Canadian men's eight, who were widely expected to win a medal but ultimately finished in fifth place. After the Olympics he moved to Stanford University to complete a degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology and continue his rowing career there under Coach Craig Amerkhanian. In 2005 Kreek took the summer off to get married and spend time with his wife. Kreek coached at Stanford Rowing Center in 2006 and 2007 for the Junior Crew.
He won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the men's eights with Andrew Byrnes, Kyle Hamilton, Malcolm Howard, Kevin Light, Ben Rutledge, Dominic Seiterle, Jake Wetzel and cox Brian Price. Kreek's singing of O Canada at the medal ceremony was cited as an inspiration by Simon Whitfield, who won a silver medal in the triathlon. Whitfield wrote "Sing like Adam Kreek" on the handlebars of his bicycle and repeated "Sing like Kreek" to himself near the end of the race.
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- Arthur, Bruce (2008-08-19). "Whitfield's silver as good as gold". National Post. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
- Aleksander Kreek. Eesti Spordi Biograffiline Leksikon. Retrieved on 2014-10-19.
- Adam's Official Webpage
- Greasecycle: Biodiesel from Waste Vegetable Oil
- Adam Kreek - Clean Air Champion
- I Seek Failure: Adam Kreek at TEDxVictoria 2013
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