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Lesley Thompson-willie
Lesley Thompson-willie Canada

  • Country: Canada
  • Sport: Rowing
  • Height: 5'3" / 1.60m
  • Weight: 110 lbs / 49.9 kg
  • Born: 9/20/1959
  • Career Highlights: The 52-year-old coxswain, who has been rowing since 1978, will make a record seventh Olympic rowing appearance this summer after helping the eights finish second at the 2011 world championships. Competing in every Olympics since 1984 – she was on the Canadian team that boycotted in Moscow in 1980 – Thompson was part of the team that just missed out on silver in Beijing in the eights. Named to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1994, Thompson has won four Olympic medals – gold in the eights in 1992, silver in that event in 1996, bronze in the eights in 2000 and silver in the coxed fours in her Olympic debut. The former track athlete also competed in gymnastics until 1983.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008,2004,2000,1996,1992,1988
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