Biography:

Please note: the information below is accurate as of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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.