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Stephen Giles (born July 4, 1972 in Saint Stephen, New Brunswick) is a Canadian canoer. He began canoeing at age eight, and is a student at Dalhousie University. He won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the C1 1000m event. He won a gold medal at the 1998 World Championships in the same event in Szeged, Hungary. He won a bronze medal at the 2002 world championships in the same event in Seville, Spain and a bronze at the 1993 world championships in Copenhagen, Denmark in the men's C1 500m event.
In the 2004 Summer Olympics, Giles competed in the 1000m individual canoe. He finished second in his initial heat, advancing to the semifinal with a time of 3:52.451. Giles won his semifinal with a time of 3:51.720, qualifying for the final. There, he placed fifth at 3:51.457.
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