Lauren Wilkinson won a silver medal at her first Olympic Games in London, where she represented Canada on the women’s eight rowing crew.
As a member of the Under-23 World Championships eight crew, she won gold in 2011 and bronze in 2010 (finishing fourth in 2009). Competing at the World Junior Championships, she was sixth in 2007 in the single sculls, and 10th in 2006 in the coxless fours.
From North Vancouver, B.C., Wilkinson graduated in 2011 with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, where she rowed on the varsity team winning the 2011 NCAA Championship in the eight. She was joined by her brother and 2012 Olympian Michael at the 2012 Olympic Games, as he is a member of the men’s coxless fours crew.