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Michael Forgeron

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Michael Forgeron as Olympic Champion 1992

Michael Joseph Forgeron (born January 24, 1966 in Main-à-Dieu, Nova Scotia) is a former Canadian rower.

The 1.99 m tall Forgeron started rowing during his studies at the University of Western Ontario. He competed on the national team for the first time at the 1991 Pan American Games, winning bronze in the eight and, with Steve Frish, silver in the coxless double. At the 1992 Olympic Regatta, Forgeron rowed in the eight, replacing Don Telfer; the rest of the crew was unchanged from their silver medal win at the 1991 World Championships. In Barcelona, the Canadians won the first preliminary heat and finished second to the Romanians in the first semifinal. In the final, the Canadians won by fourteen hundredths of a second ahead of the Romanians, the German eight received the bronze medal

In 1993, Forgeron finished fourth at the World Championships with the Canadian coxless four, and seventh the following year. In 1994, the Canadian four also won at the Commonwealth Rowing Championships in London, Ontario, held away from the actual 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia. At the 1995 World Championships, Forgeron competed with Todd Hallett in the double sculls and finished eighth; at the 1996 Olympics, the pair won the B final and finished seventh overall.

Forgeron retired from competitive sports after the Olympics and began his career in sales.

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