Melanie Kok



Ridley Graduate Boat Club

Languages spoken:


Idols (in sport or other):

Silken Laumann

Favourite activities outside of sport:

Running, reading, travelling, cooking

Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):

Renee, Jennifer, Chad, Matthew

Pre-competition rituals / superstitions:

I don’t believe in rituals/superstitions

Training Location(s):

London, ON


Al Morrow

Senior national athlete since:


College/ University (year graduated):

University of Virginia (BA, 2007); McMaster University (MSc – 2010); University of Western Ontario (PhD – current)

Focus of studies:


Favourite movies / TV shows:

The West Wing

National titles (include event, year):

National champion (LW1x, 2007)

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2008 Beijing RowingLightweight Double Sculls - WomenBronze

Notable International Results

World Championship appearances - Best results by year:

2007 Munich (GER) - bronze, LW1x
2005 Gifu (JPN) - gold, LW4x

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2011:

Canadian Indoor Rowing champion (LW women)

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2009:

Qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2008:

Won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Won a gold medal at World Cup III (Poznan, POL)
Won a bronze medal at World Cup II (Lucerne, SUI)

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2007:

Won a bronze medal at the World Championships (LW1x)