Mark Tewksbury
  • Born: 07/02/1968
  • Age: 47
  • Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympic champion in 1992 in 100-metre backstroke
  • Added bronze medal in the 4×100-metre medley relay
  • Won silver in the 4×100-metre medley relay at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul
  • Captured two silver medals at the 1991 World Aquatic Championships in the 50- and 100-metre backstroke
  • 1986 Commonwealth Games double gold medalist in 100-metre backstroke and 4×100-metre medley relay
  • 1990 Commonwealth Games double gold medalist in those same events
  • Set seven short-course world records in the backstroke
  • Retired in 1992 after having won 21 national championships

PERSONAL

  • In 1992 won the Lou Marsh Trophy for “Canada’s Athlete of the Year” , the Lionel Conacher Award, and the Norton H. Crow Award
  • Member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame
  • Four-time “Canada’s Male Swimmer of the Year”
  • Following his retirement, became motivational speaker
  • Member of the 1996 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Site Inspection Commission
  • After openly admitting to being gay, co-founded OATH (Olympic Advocates Together Honorably), an athlete-led movement for the spirit of ethical sport
  • Co-president of the organizing committee for Montreal’s 2006 Outgames Games
  • A swimming analyst for CBC during the 2008 Olympic Games

Olympic Highlights

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1988 Seoul Olympic Summer GamesAquatics - SwimmingBackstroke 100m - Men - 5
1988 Seoul Olympic Summer GamesAquatics - SwimmingBackstroke 200m - Men - 12
1988 Seoul Olympic Summer GamesAquatics - SwimmingMedley Relay 4x100m - Men - Silver
1992 Barcelona Olympic Summer GamesAquatics - SwimmingMedley Relay 4x100m - Men - Bronze
1992 Barcelona Olympic Summer GamesAquatics - SwimmingBackstroke 100m - Men - Gold
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