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Olympic Moms Pt. 5: Marilyn Bergen

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(left) Gabe Bergen (Olympic.ca) (right) Bergen's team, the Canadian men's eight crew, third from top, set a new world's best time at a World Cup meet in Lucerne, Switzerland in May. (Sigi Tischler/Keystone/Associated Press)

It must be in the genes, for Olympic rower Gabe Bergen.

Gabe will make his Olympic debut as part of the men's eight team in London.

He follows in the wake of his dad, Bob -- who rowed pairs in the 1976 Montreal games.

His brother Rob is a basketball players at University of Victoria, and his other brother Karel competes in Mixed Martial Arts.

Keeping watch over them all is mom Marilyn. Daybreak host Chris Walker reached her earlier at the family orchard in Cawston.
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Past entries in our Olympic Moms series:
     - Part 1: Dylan Armstrong's mother, Judy Armstrong
     - Part 2: Will Dean's mother, Jo-Anne Ritchie
     - Part 3: Catharine Pendrel's mother, Johanna Bertin
     - Part 4: Gabe Bergen's mother, Marilyn Bergen

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