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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Medalists
Victorian Institiute of Sport scholarship holders Lucy Stephan OAM, Jessica Morrison OAM and Rosie Popa OAM were three of the four members that won gold in the Women’s Coxless Four event at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The 2020 Games saw the return of the Women’s Four event to the Olympic rowing program after a 30-year absence. Australia topped the podium after narrowly holding off the Netherlands by less than half a second to win gold with a time of 6:15.37 — an Olympic record — while Ireland came third.
Stephan and Morrison were both part of the Women’s Eight crew who received a late call up for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and have since used their experiences to help lead the Australian rowing team. Popa complimented the team nicely, making her Olympic debut at Tokyo, after a stress fracture prevented her from being selected for Rio.