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Mark Tewksbury is the first gay Olympian who won a medal in the 100 meters backstroke at the year 1992’s Summer Olympics. He opened up about his sexuality as “gay” in 1998 and currently, he is in a relationship with Rob Mabee. Let’s have a close look at his net worth and personal life.
|Born Name||Marcus Tewksbury|
|Birth Place||Alberta, Canada|
|Birth Date||February 7, 1968|
|Profession||Former Olympic Swimmer, Motivation Speaker|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Weight||176lbs (80 kg)|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch|
Mark Tewksbury open about his sexuality. Meet his partner, Rob Mabee
After twenty years, the Canadian swimmer, Mark Tewksbury revealed about his sexuality as “gay” at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatres on December 15, 1998. The swimmer told that his life has transformed 100% in the last 20 years.
His family reacted emotionally to his sexuality. At the time, he felt a little bit uncomfortable so he decided to keep it in himself but his parents always supported him.
Later, he found his soulmate, Rob Mabee through a mutual friend’s dinner party in 2008. Mark and Rob both were good friends before they fell in love.
As of now, Mark and his partner Rob is living the same apartment as a couple but they are not married yet. The duo dated almost a decade but they haven’t shown any sign of getting married very soon. The two has one thing common that they share the same fitness goals and encourage each other while working out. Mabee is an art curator.
At the end of 2018, Mark posted a photo with his boyfriend on his Twitter account where he wrote,
“This year brought many surprises. Including an underwater photo shoot with my partner
@RobMabeeAxis Looking ahead to 2019 for a year filled with harmony, peace loved and creativity.”
This year brought many surprises. Including an underwater photo shoot with my partner @RobMabeeAxis Looking ahead to 2019 for a year filled with harmony, peace loved and creativity. pic.twitter.com/TeumLxnTQF
— Mark Tewksbury (@marktewks) December 31, 2018
Career as a Swimmer
Mark Tewksbury is an Olympics champion swimmer whose first shot at competitive swimming was at Seoul, South Korea at the Summer Olympics of 1988 and won the Silver Medal. The next Summer Olympics was held in Barcelona after four years later in 1992, he gave all his efforts and won the gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke in the world.
This led him to get into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as well as Canada’s Olympic and Sports Hall of fame. After the Barcelona games, Mark retired from competitive swimming and also featured on the cover of Time magazine.
After the retirement, Tewksburg worked as an athlete representative with an IOC representative. In 198, he came out as a gay and subsequently lost a six-figure contract as a motivational speaker due to he was “too openly gay.”
Moreover, he is also known for raising voice for LGBTQ+ community. He became a prominent advocate for gay right and causes in Canada and joined the abroad of directors for 2006 World Outgames as co-president in Montreal.
Apart from that, he worked on several television networks. Tewksbury was the narrator for the TV show How It’s Made during the first season. Presently, he is working as a motivational speaker.
In 2008 Summer Olympics, he worked for CBC Sports as swimming analyst along with play-by-play announcer, Steve Armitage. In the year of 2010, Mark Tewksbury was named the chef de mission of the 2012 Canadian Summer Olympic team.
Mark is a member of the board of the Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation. Mark presented his gold medal to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for an exhibit promoting the power of sport for the positive change in Winnipeg.
Mark Tewksbury: Net Worth
The gold medalist Canadian swimmer had a successful career in both competitive swimming and even after the retirement. What do you think? How much the figure of his net worth is?
The Canadian competitive swimmer, Mark Tewksbury’s estimated net worth is $5 million.
His other sources of income include such as endorsement deals, television shows and more. Further to speak about his worth, he has authored four books till to date. He published his first book entitled Visions of Excellence: the Art of Achieving Your Dreams in 1993 and the second book, an autobiography entitled Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock.
Mark Tewksbury real name; Marcus Tewksbury was born on February 7, 1968, in Alberta, Canada. Luckily, today is 7 February, the day Mark was born which makes his age 51. We wish him a warm happy birthday. Mark holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity and has a height of 6 feet 1 inch.
You will be surprised when we discover at which age he began swimming. Are you ready for that, here it is.
At the age of five, Tewksbury started swimming in Texas to cool off from the intense 100-degree weather. When he was just seven, his family moved to Calgary and joined the Cascade Swim Club. A few years later, he moved on to the University of Calgary Swim Club under the guidance of his coach Deryk Snelling. He made the first national team at age 17.
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Social Media: Twitter and Instagram
Mark Tewksbury is active as @marktewks on Twitter and Instagram. He has over 17k fans followers and 4.636 tweets on his Twitter as of February 2019. He keeps updating his latest activities via his social media pages to his well-wishers.
He also has his own website www.marktewksbury.org where you see including his achievements and pictures of himself.