Barbara Olmsted

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Olympic medal record
Women's canoe sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles K-4 500 m

Barbara Olmsted (born August 17, 1959) is a Canadian sprint kayaker who competed in the 1980s. Competing in two Summer Olympics (1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul), she won a bronze medal in the K-4 500 m event at Los Angeles in 1984. Olmsted was born in North Bay, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Physical Education and Bachelor of Education degrees from Queen's University, Master of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, and Doctor of Education degree from West Virginia University.