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Aug 17

Iain Brambell

Canada’s lightweight men’s fours, Iain Brambell, Jon Beare, Mike Lewis and Liam Parsons rowed to bronze at the Beijing Olympics on Aug. 17, 2008.

Congratulations Iain on being the first Brambell to win an Olymic medal.  For those of you who don’t know Iain his rowing and personal credentials are impressive.

•Two-time Olympian finishing 5th in 2004 and 7th in 2000 (lightweight four)

•Two-time Pan Am Games silver medalist

•Won a bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships

•First international competition was the 1994 Commonwealth Rowing Regatta in London, Ontario

•Started rowing in high school

•Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Brock University, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario

•Married to Canadian Olympic medalist Laryssa Biesenthal (now Rowing Canada’s lightweight women’s coach)

•Daughter Avery was born in 2006

Posted by: Mark Brambell

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