James Andrew Byrnes
James Andrew Byrnes is a two-time Olympian and two-time medallist -- one of three men’s eight crew members who followed up their gold medal at Beijing 2008 to capture silver at London 2012.
Byrnes has competed at six World Championships winning three medals: gold in 2007 and silver in 2009 in the eight, and a 2006 bronze in coxed pairs with Derek O’Farrell and Brian Price.
Byrnes, a native of Toronto, Ontario, also captured a bronze medal in the Under-23 World Championships in the eight which was his first major international competition.
A dual-citizen, Byrnes was born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Ithaca, New York where he attended Ithaca High School. He graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Bates College in Maine, and in 2006 with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
- Member of the gold medal favourite men’s eight at the 2008 Olympic Games, who lived up to that billing by winning the final men’s eight race
- 2007 world champion in men’s eight in Munich, Germany
- First international competition was the 2005 World Under-23 Championships in Amsterdam, winning the bronze medal in the men’s eight
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