Porter rows into Canadian Hall of Fame

Rower Derek Porter is one of seven elite athletes elected to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame for 2012.

Rower Derek Porter is one of seven elite athletes elected to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame for 2012.

This year’s induction ceremonies are Oct. 18 in Calgary.

The two-time Olympic medallist in rowing will be enshrined along with figure skating pair Jamie Salé and David Pelletier, soccer player Charmaine Hooper, bobsledder Pierre Lueders, speed-skating sensation Jeremy Wotherspoon and NHL player Scott Niedermayer.

Porter studied kinesiology at the University of Victoria and joined the Vikes rowing team in 1986, following in the footsteps of his father, a bronze medal winning rower for the United Kingdom in the 1958 Commonwealth Games.

In 1992 Porter won gold with Canada’s men’s eight at the Barcelona Olympics.His status as an elite rower was cemented in 1993, when Porter won gold at the 1993 World Championships and silver in the singles at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

He currently practises as a chiropractor in Vancouver.

 

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