Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be revisiting some great moments in Canadian Summer Olympic history on the days they happened. Today was redemption for Victor Davis in 1984, and Canadians were golden in a pair of rowing events at the 1992 Barcelona Games.
Victor Davis was determined to make amends after being edged by American Steve Lundquist in the men's 100-metre breaststroke four days earlier at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
In the 200-metre event, Davis left the competition in his wake, winning by more than two seconds and breaking his own world record.
Sadly, Davis died in 1989 after being struck by a car following a dispute in suburban Montreal.
At the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Canadians triumphed in rowing's two glamour events, winning both the women's and men's eights on Aug. 2.
For women’s eight crew members Kathleen Heddle and Marnie McBean, it was their second gold medal in as many days. They’d won the women's coxless pairs event the previous day.