Kyle Hamilton
  • Born: 02/26/1978
  • Birthplace: Richmond, British Columbia
  • Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia

Kyle Hamilton is a two-time Olympian who won gold as a member of the men’s eight at Beijing 2008. He had previously finished fifth with the eight at Athens 2004. Hamilton was also a three-time world champion in the eight (2002, 2003, 2007).

Beijing 2008 Men’s Eight

The Canadian men’s eight went into the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing confident, dominant and expected to win gold.

Coached by Mike Spracklen, the crew of Kevin Light, Ben Rutledge, Andrew Byrnes, Jake Wetzel, Malcolm Howard, Dominic Seiterle, Adam Kreek , Kyle Hamilton and coxswain Brian Price had consistently proven to be the best, winning the 2007 World Championship title as well as back-to-back editions of the prestigious Lucerne World Cup in 2007 and 2008.

Once in Beijing, the team was described as “swaggering around” by six-time Olympic medallist Steven Redgrave, who was commentating for the BBC. That swagger was well deserved, as they won their heat by more than seven seconds.

In the final, the Canadians jumped out quickly and at the 500m mark had a quarter of a boat length lead. They continued to blow away the field, extending the lead to a full boat length at the midway point. Then it was just a matter of holding off a late charge by Great Britain and the United States to claim the gold medal.

It was a victory that inspired Canadians, particularly the lasting image of the crew singing ‘O Canada’ loudly and proudly on the dock. It prompted triathlete Simon Whitfield to tape the words ‘Sing Like Kreek’ to the handlebars of his bike during his race to the silver medal in Beijing.

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2004 Athens Olympic Summer GamesRowingCoxed Eight - Men - 5
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