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Olivia McMurray


  • Won gold in the women’s eight and silver in the women’s pair at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games
  • Won gold in the women’s pair at the 2023 Pan American Games Qualification Regatta; also finished fourth in the four
  • Won silver in the women’s pair at the 2021 National Rowing Championships  
  • First represented Canada internationally at the 2024 Commonwealth Rowing Championships, placing fourth in the women’s pair and winning bronze in the mixed eight.
  • Rowed collegiately for the University of Calgary where she served as team captain for two seasons
  • Has won five gold medals at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta between the eight and four
  • Won bronze in the women’s four at the 2013 Canada Games

A Little More About Olivia

Getting into the Sport: Started rowing at 17 in her first year of university… Grew up as a ballet dancer for 14 years… Debuted as a competitive rower for Team Alberta at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games… Outside Interests: Works fulltime as a Process Engineer in the energy sector… Earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 2014… Enjoys dancing and doing pencil and coloured pencil drawings… Odds and Ends: Competed at the 2016 Cheerleading World Championships…

Palmarès international

Pan American Games: 2023 – GOLD (W8+), SILVER (W2-)