1984 Men’s Coxed Eight

1984 Men’s Coxed Eight

2019 Inductee

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Pat Turner

Kevin Neufeld
Mark Evans
Grant Main
Paul Steele
Mike Evans
Dean Crawford
Blair Horn
Brian McMahon

The 1984 Canadian men’s coxed eight won gold at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, warding off the home crowd favourites, the United States. This gold medal was the first gold medal won by a Canadian men’s eight at an Olympic Games or World Championships.

The race was expected to be a showdown among the strong crews from Australia, New Zealand and the United States, with Canada regarded as the underdogs. Instead, Canada led from start to finish, holding off the Americans in the final metres by 42-hundredths of a second.

Photos: Canadian Olympic Committee

Career Highlights

  • Won Canada’s first ever men’s eight gold medal