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Name: Steve Giles
Sport: Canoeing
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2012
Home Town: Lake Echo, Halifax County

Biography: Steve Giles is a world champion and has the gold medal from the 1998 Senior World Championships to prove it. During the 16 years he spent with Canada’s canoe/kayak team, he competed in the Senior World Championships seven times, also winning two bronze— one in 1993 and one in 2002. These victories were all in single competitor events, as was Steve’s gold-medal win at the 1999 Pan American Games.

Giles has represented Canada in not one, but four Olympic Games— 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004— placing in the top eight each time. At the 2000 Games in Sydney, he claimed a bronze in the single canoe 1000-metre event.

Steve Giles retired after the 2004 Athens Olympics and became a full-time electrical engineer.
Facts: • Bronze Medal 2000 Olympics, C-1 1000 m
• Gold Medal 1998 Senior Worlds, C-1 1000 m
• Gold Medal 1999 Pan American Games, C-1 1000 m
• 1992 Olympics 6th place, C-1 500 m
• 1992 Olympics 9th place, C-1 1000 m
• 1996 Olympics 8th place, C-1 500 m
• 1996 Olympics 9th place, C-2 1000 m
• 2004 Olympics 5th place, C-1 1000 m
• Silver Medal 1999 Pan American Games, C-1 500 m
• Bronze Medal 2002 Senior Worlds, C-1 1000 m
• Bronze Medal 1989 Junior Worlds, C-1 1000 m
• Bronze Medal 1993 Senior Worlds, C-1 50 and 1000 m
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydt3Xi7Kx8E&list=UUvIoqGnT5eKU722WcrXkvGg
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