Michael Brathwaite made his Olympic Games debut in 2012 in the men’s double sculls event. He and partner Kevin Kowalyk finished 12th in the competition.
Braithwaite won a bronze medal in the single sculls at the 2010 World University Games and another bronze at the 2009 Under-23 World Championships, which was the first medal ever for a Canadian in the single sculls at that event.
Born in Duncan, B.C., Braithwaite is also a national Under-23 men’s singles champion. He received the 2009 Hanlan-Keller Award, the International Achievement Award and was named the 2009 Canadian University Rowing Championships Oarsman of the Year as a member of the crew at the University of Toronto.