Five rowers named in Olympic team

Five VIS athletes have been named in the rowing section of the Australian Olympic Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Karsten Forsterling will add his name to the three-time Olympian list and will compete in the men’s quad scull alongside James McRae, Cameron Girdlestone and Alexander Belonogoff. The men’s quad claimed bronze at London, a result the boat is looking to improve on in Rio.

Joshua Dunkley-Smith and Will Lockwood will make their second Games appearance in the men’s coxless four, while Josh Booth will also compete in his second Olympics, moving from the men’s eight to the four. The trio will be joined by rookie Alexander Hill and will look to step up one place from their London 2012 silver.

Young-gun Jen Cleary will make her Olympic debut in the women’s quadruple sculls alongside Jessica Hall, Madeleine Edmunds and Australia’s first four-time Olympic rower Kerry Hore.

The rowing competition will begin on August 6th in Rio, concluding on Saturday August 13th. Congratulations to all athletes and good luck with your final preparations for the Games! 

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