Gabriel Bergen

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Gabriel Bergen
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Bergen
Nationality  Canada
Born (1982-07-06) July 6, 1982 (age 34)
Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Residence Victoria, British Columbia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg)
Sport
Club University of Victoria Rowing Club

Gabriel Bergen (born 6 July 1982 in Dawson Creek) is a Canadian rower. Bergen won a silver medal as part of the men's eights for Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He has also won one medal of every colour at the World Championships including being champion in the coxed pair in 2008 and a silver and a bronze in the eights in 2009 and 2011 respectively.[1]

Career[edit]

Bergen began his rowing career in 2005 and began his competitive career as part of the men's eights in 2006.[2] His first World Championship was as a world title when he won the gold in the coxed pair at the 2008 World Rowing Championships with partner James Dunaway and cox Mark Laidlaw.[2] He found further successes at the Worlds except this time as part of the eights. Bergen failed to win gold but did succeed in winning a silver in 2009 and a bronze in 2011.[2]

He won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's eight with Andrew Byrnes, Jeremiah Brown, Will Crothers, Douglas Csima, Robert Gibson, Malcolm Howard, Conlin McCabe and Brian Price.[3] The men's eights started the Olympics poorly by finishing dead last in their heat. However the crew finished second in the repechage, ending up just behind the crew from Great Britain. In the finals of the event the Canadian eight made a run from third and finished in second over the British boat but behind the World Champion German team.[4]

Personal[edit]

Bergan was a part of the torch relay for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada. His father was a rower as well and competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "London Olympics profile". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Gabriel Bergen at FISA WorldRowing.com
  3. ^ Sadler, Emily (08-01). "Canadian Men's Eight Wins Olympic Silver". CTV Olympics. Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-08-01.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Canada's men's 8 rowers win Olympic silver". CBC Sports. August 1, 2012. Archived from the original on August 3, 2012. 

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