Michael Hart (rower)

Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Silver 1976 Montreal double sculls

Michael "Mike" John Hart (born 24 October 1951) is a British former rower who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics and in the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Hart was at Peterhouse, Cambridge and rowed in the winning Cambridge boat in the Boat Races in 1972 and 1973, stroking the boat in 1973.

In 1972, he partnered David Maxwell to finish eighth rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the coxed pairs event.[1] In 1973 he teamed up with Chris Baillieu in the double scull to win the Double Sculls Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.[2] Rowing for Leander Club, they won the event again in 1975.

In the 1976 Summer Olympics Hart and Baillieu won a silver medal for double sculls at the and the same pair won a gold medal at the World Championships the following year. They won the Double Sculls Challenge Cup at Henley again in 1977 and 1978.

Hart is an active member of Dittons Skiff and Punting Club and has won various punting championships and participated in several record breaking challenges.[3]

See also

  • List of Cambridge University Boat Race crews

References



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