Mark Tewksbury

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Mark Tewksbury

Country

Canada

Birth - Death

1968 -

Occupation

Sports

Notable Achievements

Olympic Gold, Meritorious Service Medal

Description

Olympic Gold medal swimmer, 100 metre backstroke, 1982 Summer Olympic Games, and bronze medal in the team relay. Chef de Mission, Canadian Summer Olympic Team 2012. Inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame and was named Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1982. Competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal as part of Canada's relay team. Advocate for gay rights, and joined the board of directors for the 2006 World Outgames in Montreal and was named co-president. Board member of the Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation. Former commentator, CBC Sports for swimming during Olympic Games coverage. Motivational speaker. Received an Honourary Degree from the University of Toronto (2019). Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Author of his autobiography 'Inside Out'. Recipient of a 2015 Bonham Centre Awards.

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