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Date of Birth: 26/11/71
Place of Birth: Montréal, QC
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 155 lbs
Years on National Team: 8
  If Gretzky hadn't retired, it may have been the Canadian sports story of the year in 1999: In March 1999, at the age of 27, Canadian national team rower Emma Robinson underwent surgery to remove her cancerous thyroid. Four days later the medical student was back training full time, fitting in appointments with surgeons and radiation treatments.

 That same season Robinson's partner, Alison Korn- the pair had won two consecutive world titles- suffered a back injury and was out for six weeks. The experienced Theresa Luke, who had witnessed her sister win a battle with cancer, stepped in and helped Canada keep the pairs world crown. "I never felt I was going to die," said Robinson. "I wanted to speak about this. I didn't want people to think the worst, because when you think cancer you think death."

 Head coach Al Morrow summed up what Robinson had achieved. "Number one: Winning here is outstanding. Number two: Winning three years in a row is even more outstanding. Number three: To win with a different partner is outstanding, and the fourth is overcoming cancer and the effect it had on her training and psyche."

2000 Games
Sept. 24: Women's eight: Heather McDermid, Calgary; Heather Davis, Vancouver; Dorota Urbaniak, Toronto; Theresa Luke, 100 Mile House, B.C.; Emma Robinson, Winnipeg; Alison Korn, Nepean, Ont.; Laryssa Biesenthal, Walkerton, Ont.; Buffy Alexander, St. Catharines, and Lesley Thompson, London, Ont., won bronze in women's eights finals.
Sept. 23: Women's pairs: Emma Robinson, Winnipeg, and Theresa Luke, 100 Mile House, B.C., finished fourth in final.
Sept. 20: Women's eight: Heather McDermid, Calgary; Heather Davis, Vancouver; Dorota Urbaniak, Toronto; Theresa Luke, 100 Mile House, B.C.; Emma Robinson, Winnipeg; Alison Korn, Nepean, Ont.; Laryssa Biesenthal, Walkerton, Ont.; Buffy Alexander, St. Catharines, and Lesley Thompson, London, Ont., placed second in repechage heat, advanced to final.
Sept. 19: Women's pairs: Emma Robinson, Winnipeg, and Theresa Luke, 100 Mile House, B.C., were second in repechage heat, advanced to semifinals.
Sept. 18: Women's double sculls: Emma Robinson, Winnipeg, and Theresa Luke, 100 Mile House, B.C., placed third in heat, dropped to repechage.
Sept. 18: Women's eight: Heather McDermid, Calgary; Heather Davis, Vancouver; Dorota Urbaniak, Toronto; Theresa Luke, 100 Mile House, B.C.; Emma Robinson, Winnipeg; Alison Korn, Nepean, Ont.; Laryssa Biesenthal, Walkerton, Ont.; Buffy Alexander, St. Catharines, and Lesley Thompson, London, Ont., were second in heat, dropped to repechage.

Photos
Canadian rowers show off their bronze medals
Canadian rowers wave from the podium
Dorota Urbaniak is embraced by Heather McDermid
Dorota Urbaniak, Theresa Luke and Emma Robinson
Dorota Urbaniak is kissed by fiancee Rob Makurat
Emma Robinson & Theresa Luke finish fourth
Emma Robinson and Theresa Luke on Sep. 19
Emma Robinson and Theresa Luke
Robinson & Luke train

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