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Larry Cain

Larry Cain
Personal information
Full name Laurence J. Cain
Nationality Canadian
Born (1963-01-09) January 9, 1963
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Sport
Country Canada
Sport Canoe racing
Event(s) C-1 500 m, C-1 1000 m
Club Burloak Canoe Club

Laurence ("Larry") J. Cain, CM (born January 9, 1963) is a Canadian sprint canoer, having begun his career in 1974 at the Oakville Racing Canoe Club, now the Burloak Canoe Club, in Oakville, Ontario.[1]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was the first Canadian canoer since Frank Amyot to win an Olympic gold medal in canoeing. He attended Oakville Trafalgar High School.

In 1984, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.[2] In 1997, he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. A trail in Oakville has been named in his honour running along the town's waterfront where Cain trained.[3]

Cain competed in three Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the C-1 500 m,[4] and a silver medal in the C1 1000 m[4] events. He also won a silver medal in the C-1 1000 m event at the 1989 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Plovdiv.[5]

Cain currently teaches Physical Education at St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Larry Cain". Oakville Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Order of Canada". Governor General of Canada. Government of Canada. Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Larry Cain Trail". Oakville Trails. Town of Oakville. Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  4. ^ a b Kamber, Raymond. Medal Winners Since 1936 - 2007. Canoe ICF. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  5. ^ Kamber, Raymond. Medal Winners Since 1936 - 2007. Canoe ICF. p. 29. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 

External links

  • www.larrycain.ca


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