Jamie McEwan was a student at Yale when he competed in the Olympics. He was our top U.S. hope in the new Olympic event of canoe slalom, having won the 1972 National Championships and competed at the 1971 World Championships. He took the bronze medal at Munich but hopes of further Olympic triumphs were dashed when the event was dropped from the 1976 and 1980 Olympic programs. He came back 20 years later when the sport was re-added to the Olympic Program, and competed in doubles at Barcelona. He and his partner, Lecky Haller, had won a silver medal at the 1987 World Championships, and won the 1988 World Cup title. He also competed at the 2008 US Olympic Trials in a double with his son, Devin, who later became a member of the US slalom team. McEwan graduated from Yale in 1975 as a literature major, and later became an author of children's books.
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