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Date of Birth: 07/04/75
Place of Birth: Calgary, AB
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 179 lbs
Years on National Team: 7
 Owen Von Richter will join double Olympic bronze medallist Curtis Myden as Canada's entries in the men's 400 individual medley. The eight-time Canadian champion overcame some huge challenges to make his first Olympic team this spring in his third attempt.

  In 1992 at age 14, von Richter competed at the 1992 Barcelona trials to gain some experience. But four years later, at the trials, medical problems, including a rapid heart beat and a serious asthma condition denied him a spot on the team.

  However since then, Von Richter's bad luck seems to be fading. He made the 1998 Commonwealth Games team and posted two top-five performances and he was a double bronze medallist at the 1999 Pan Am Games. He currently studies at the University of Michigan.

2000 Games
Sept. 17: Owen von Richter, Mississauga, Ont., was seventh in heat, eliminated.


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