Steve Giles

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameStephen Cory "Steve"•Giles
Used nameSteve•Giles
Born4 July 1972 in Saint Stephen, New Brunswick (CAN)
Measurements183 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsOrenda Canoe Club, Lake Echo, Nova Scotia (CAN)
NOC Canada

Biography

A four-time Olympian (1992-2000), Steve Giles won the bronze medal in the C-1 1000m at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, and had impressive top-10 finishes in all other Olympic appearances.

A long-time member of the Canadian national team over the course of 15 years, Giles also competed in 11 senior world championships, winning gold in 1998 (C-1 1000m), and a pair of bronzes in 1993 (C-1 500m) and 2002 (C-1 1000m).

Born in New Brunswick, Canada, Giles began canoeing at eight years of age at the Orenda Racking Canoe Club in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia. He retired from canoeing in 2004 and was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2012.

Giles not only earned Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering degrees from Dalhousie University, as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws, in 2001, he obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Mary’s University. Married in 1997, he and his wife Angele have two children.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) CAN Steve Giles
Canadian Singles, 500 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
1996 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) CAN Steve Giles
Canadian Singles, 500 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Dan Howe 9
2000 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) CAN Steve Giles
Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2004 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) CAN Steve Giles
Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 5

Olympic family relations

Special Notes