Wide photo of the Canadian women's eight rowing crew in race action

Andrea Proske

Canadian Olympic Medal Count

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Biography

In her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Andrea Proshe was a member of the women’s eight that won gold. It was Canada’s first Olympic gold in any women’s rowing event since Atlanta 1996 and the first gold in the women’s eight since Barcelona 1992.

As a club rower looking to break onto the national team in 2016, Proske attended her first international regattas in Amsterdam (Holland Beker) and London (Henley Royal Regatta). The highlight was winning the senior women’s single sculls at the Henley and by the end of the year she was received her invitation to the national team.

She first represented Canada on the senior international circuit in the double sculls with Gabrielle Smith in 2018. In their World Cup debut as a duo, they won silver in Lucerne. Later that summer, they finished sixth at the World Rowing Championships. They won another World Cup medal in 2019, this time a bronze in Rotterdam. They capped the season with a fourth-place finish in the double sculls at the world championships, qualifying the boat for Canada for Tokyo 2020.

A Little More About Andrea

Getting into the Sport: Rows with False Creek Rowing Club… Outside Interests: Enjoys gardening… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Tokyo 2020RowingCoxed Eight - WomenGold

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - GOLD (W8+)

World Rowing Championships: 2019 - 4th (W2x); 2018 - 6th (W2x)