Biography:

Canada’s Sharon Hambrook won a silver medal in the synchronized swimming duet with partner Kelly Kryczka at Los Angeles 1984, the first time the sport was on the Olympic programme. She also competed in the solo event and was eliminated in the opening round (despite earning the third best score in the figures) due to the ‘one athlete per nation permitted to advance rule’ (which was eventual silver medalist Carolyn Waldo who had the second best result). 

Hambrook made her debut on the Canadian team at the 1979 Pan American Games, where she won silver in the team event. In 1980, with partner Kryczka, she won her first Canadian duet title. In 1982 the team of Hambrook and Kryczka won duet and team gold at the World Championships and in 1983, she won solo silver at the Pan American Games, along with duet and team gold

Hambrook retired after Los Angeles 1984. She attended the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in broadcasting, eventually settling in California. Hambrook was named the 1982 Aquatic Federation of Canada Swimmer of the Year and was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1996.