Jeremiah Brown (rower)
|Full name||Jeremiah Brown|
November 25, 1985 |
|Residence||Victoria, British Columbia|
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||234 lb (106 kg)|
Jeremiah Brown (born 25 November 1985 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian rower. Brown won an Olympic silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics as part of the men's eights for Canada. He has also won a world championship bronze as part of the eights crew in 2011.
Originally playing as an offensive lineman in college football for the McMaster Marauders in Hamilton, Brown transitioned to rowing after watching the Canadian men's eights win gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He started a learn-to-row program with the Canadian national program and spent 1,700 hours in training to learn the sport. In his competitive career he won a silver medal at the 2010 nationals as a singles sculler and he next achieved success when he won a bronze at the 2011 World Rowing Championships.
Brown won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's eights with Andrew Byrnes, Gabriel Bergen, Will Crothers, Douglas Csima, Robert Gibson, Malcolm Howard, Conlin McCabe and Brian Price. The Canadian eights had performed poorly in the heats, finishing last and casting doubts on their ability to win a medal. But in the repechage, they finished second behind the Great Britain crew and in the A final the Canadian boat managed to pull past Great Britain and finish in the silver position behind the German boat who were the reigning three time world champions.
- "London Olympics Jeremiah Brown profile". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
- 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:
- "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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