Jeremiah Brown (rower)

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Jeremiah Brown
Personal information
Full nameJeremiah Brown
Nationality Canada
Born (1985-11-25) 25 November 1985 (age 33)
Hamilton, Ontario
ResidencePeterborough, Ontario[1]
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight234 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.

Career[edit]

Originally playing as an offensive lineman in college football for the McMaster Marauders in Hamilton, Brown decided to move to British Columbia to begin his transition to rowing after watching the Canadian men's eights win gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[1] He started a learn-to-row program with the Canadian national program and spent 1,700 hours in training to learn the sport.[1] 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.[1]

Brown won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's eight with Andrew Byrnes, Gabriel Bergen, Will Crothers, Douglas Csima, Robert Gibson, Malcolm Howard, Conlin McCabe and Brian Price.[2] 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.[3]

Memoir[edit]

In March 2018 Jeremiah Brown released a memoir called The 4 Year Olympian: From First Stroke to Olympic Medallist (Dundurn Press). The Toronto Star wrote of the book, "Tells the story of what it means to train hard, really hard, and develop the mental and physical skills needed for success."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "London Olympics Jeremiah Brown profile". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ Sadler, Emily (1 August 2012). "Canadian Men's Eight Wins Olympic Silver". CTV Olympics. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Canada's men's 8 rowers win Olympic silver". CBC Sports. 1 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012.
  4. ^ Murdoch, Sarah (23 February 2018). "5 Olympic-themed reads that deserve the gold". Toronto Star.

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