After being an alternate to the gold medal winning men’s eight crew in 2008 in Beijing, Rob Gibson put the Olympic experience into practise and captured silver with the heavyweight group at London 2012.
He is a three-time world championship medallist at the senior level winning two silvers — one in the coxed fours in 2006 and another in the eight in 2009 – and a bronze in the eight in 2011.
At the Under-23 World Championships, Gibson won the world title in the eight in 2006 and was honoured with teammates Will Crothers and Max Lang with the Rowing Canada’s 2006 International Achievement Award. He also captured a silver at the Under-23 World Championships in 2008. In the 2004 World Junior Championships, he was a member of the bronze medal winning coxed fours team.
Rowing collegiately at the University of Washington (as a junior in 2007) he rowed the five-seat in the undefeated varsity eight that won gold medals at the Pac-10 Championships and the 2007 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta.
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