Ian Rowling was a member of the men’s K4 crew that won a kayaking bronze medal in Barcelona. Rowling teamed with Kelvin Graham, Steve Wood and Ramon Andersson to win the medal – the first time Australia had won a medal in a four-person kayaking event. After placing third in their semi-final the foursome improved their time by 1.86 seconds in the final. The Aussies were the only non-Europeans to make the final. The bronze medal added to the celebrations of Australia’s canoe/kayak squad in Barcelona after a gold medal to Clint Robinson in the men’s K1 1000m and a silver medal to Danielle Woodward in the women’s K1 slalom.