Victoria’s Howard makes final at rowing regatta

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Howard (L), Wetzel (R) training in the M8+ for the 2008 Beijing Games, photo © Kevin Teichroeb


Rower Malcolm Howard of Victoria went looking for a new challenge after winning gold with the Canadian men’s eight at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

So he struck out on his own, trying to accomplish alone in the single sculls at London 2012, what he did with seven supporting oars at Beijing in an attempt to give Canada its first threat in men’s singles since former world champion and 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics silver-medallist Derek Porter of Victoria. Mount Douglas-grad Porter had also turned to singles after winning gold with the Elk Lake-based Canadian eight at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics.

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Malcolm finished 6th, another step toward competing in the singles at the Olympic level.

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