Megan Delehanty and her women's 8+ rowing team celebrate their gold medal win at Barcelona 1992

Megan Delehanty

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Canadian rower Megan Delehanty was a member of the eights crew that was completely dominant in the Barcelona 1992 final winning the gold medal in Olympic record time, over three and a half seconds ahead of the Romanians. 

Delehanty had a brief yet successful career as a rower which started in her third year at the University of Alberta in 1988, leaving her track and field days behind her. She started rowing at the Edmonton Rowing Club and continued at the University of British Columbia. She represented Canada as a member of the under-23 eights crew at the 1990 United States Rowing Championships joining the senior national team in 1991 and becoming World champion with the eights crew.

After retiring following Barcelona 1992, Delehanty continued her education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in cell biotechnology from the University of Calgary, a Master of Science in microbiology from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Philosophy and a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy in science from the University of Pittsburgh. An author of many publications and journal articles, Delehanty was a professor of philosophy at the University of Calgary.

Delehanty was inducted into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1994, University of Alberta’s Sports Wall of Fame in 2005, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Canadian Rowing Hall of Fame in 2017.

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1992 Barcelona RowingCoxed Eight - WomenGold