SPORT INDEX


SEARCH 2000 Games



Date of Birth: 10/24/71
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 158 lbs
Years on National Team: 8
  Chris Davidson is the oldest member of the men's lightweight fours crews. He helped the boat qualify for the Olympics by placing sixth at the 1999 world championships. That result proved encouraging for the foursome in their preparation for Sydney even though they were 13 seconds behind gold medal winning Denmark.  "I'm totally excited about it," said Davidson, who graduated in biology at Queens University and is just finishing his Masters in exercise physiology at the University of Victoria.. "Last year, we did okay. We qualified for Sydney after throwing the boat together in June. Now, we've been together for a year, we're ahead of the game. Our boat is moving really well." Davidson sits in the number-two seat, Jon Beare of Toronto will set the stroke rate in the stern, Gavin Hassett of Victoria is in the No. 3 seat and Iain Brambell of Brentwood Bay, BC, is in the bow.

 Altough it's the same crew as at last year's worlds, competition for the four seats at the winter camp at Elk Lake in Victoria was intense because it is the only Olympic sweep-oar event for lightweight men. There were a dozen serious candidates.

2000 Games
Sept. 22: Men's lightweight fours: Iain Brambell, Victoria; Chris Davidson, Oakville, Ont.; Gavin Hassett, Victoria, and Jon Beare, Toronto, finished fourth in semifinal heat, eliminated. Sept. 18: Men's lightweight four: Chris Davidson, Oakville, Ont.; Jon Beare, Toronto; Iain Brambell, Brentwood Bay, B.C.; Gavin Hassett, Victoria, finished second to France in heat, advanced to semifinals.

Photos
Canada's lightweight coxless four team
The Canadian Men's Lightweight team
The Canadian Men's Lightweight team

2000 Games Rowing Coverage