Boden Hanson

1973 –

Bo Hanson made his Olympic debut in the eights at Barcelona 1992, finishing eighth. At Atlanta 1996, he was in the quadruple sculls, with Janusz Hooker, Duncan Free and Ron Snook, that won the bronze medal behind Germany and the United States. He was back in a coxless fours sweep-oared boat, with James and Geoff Stewart and Ben Dodwell that finished a creditable third behind the brilliant British crew of Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell, Steve Redgrave and Tim Foster and Italy at the Sydney Games. The win gave Redgrave his fifth gold medal at consecutive Olympic Games, starting from Los Angeles 1984.

The same Australian crew had won the silver medal at the 1999 world championships. At Athens 2004, Hanson teamed with James, Geoff and Stephen Stewart, Stefan Szczurowski, Stuart Reside, Mike McKay, Stuart Welch and Michael Toon (cox) to win a third bronze medal, in the eights behind the United States and Holland. 

Olympic Results

2004 Athens

Eight - Men
Heats SZCZUROWSKI, S; RESIDE, S; WELCH, S; STEWART, J; STEWART, G; HANSON, B; McKAY, M; STEWART, S; TOON, M 5:23.23 1st
Final A SZCZUROWSKI, S; RESIDE, S; WELCH, S; STEWART, J; STEWART, G; HANSON, B; McKAY, M; STEWART, S; TOON, M 5:45.38 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 9

2000 Sydney

Coxless Four - Men
Semi Final A/B 2 6:02.03 1st
Heat 1 6:05.03 2nd
Final A 5:57.61 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 13

1996 Atlanta

Quadruple Scull - Men
Heat HOOKER, J; FREE, D; SNOOK, R; HANSON, B 6:05.60 Q 1
Semi Final HOOKER, J; FREE, D; SNOOK, R; HANSON, B 5:58.41 QA 2
Final A HOOKER, J; FREE, D; SNOOK, R; HANSON, B 6:01.65 3
Final Placing 3 / 14

1992 Barcelona

Eight - Men
Heat SPRIGGS, S; MURPHY, P; DIPLOCK, W; FERNANDEZ, J; DODWELL, B; PATTEN, S; HANSON, B; SCOTT, R; COLVIN, D 5:34.28 Q 2
Semi Final SPRIGGS, S; MURPHY, P; DIPLOCK, W; FERNANDEZ, J; DODWELL, B; PATTEN, S; HANSON, B; SCOTT, R; COLVIN, D 5:35.76 Q 3
Final SPRIGGS, S; MURPHY, P; DIPLOCK, W; FERNANDEZ, J; DODWELL, B; PATTEN, S; HANSON, B; SCOTT, R; COLVIN, D 5:33.72 5
Final Placing 5 / 14