Darren Barber

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Not to be confused with Darren Barbier, an American college football coach.
Darren Barber
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Eight

Darren Barber (born 26 December 1968 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a Canadian competition rower and Olympic champion. He is a graduate of Brentwood College School in Mill Bay, British Columbia.

Barber won a gold medal in coxed eights at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, as a member of the Canadian team.[1] He also competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he finished 4th. In 2014, he coached the women's novice team at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.


His grandfather was former Toronto Maple Leafs hockey captain Syl Apps. His uncle was Syl Apps, Jr., and his cousin Gillian Apps won gold medals with the Canadian Olympic women's ice hockey teams in 2006 and 2010.[2]


  1. ^ Profile: Darren Barber sports.reference.com (Retrieved on 12 December 2008)
  2. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.16, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6