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Olympic canoe medalist Norman Lane has passed away


normanlane_medalOlympic medalist Norman Lane, who won a bronze medal at the London 1948 Olympic Games in the C1 10,000 metre event, passed away recently.

Lane, who had taught math at McMaster University, was 64.

He also competed at the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games and finished fifth in the same event. In 2012 with the Olympics being held in London again he gave several media interviews to reflect on his medal 64 years after the fact. A video by McMaster University where he was a math professor can be viewed online.

Lane was a lifetime member of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Lane passed away in Hamilton on Aug. 6.

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