Rowing

From crash to companions: Gillian Niven

September 20th, 2021

​When long-time VIS remedial massage therapist, Gillian Niven, travelled to Tokyo she thought she would travel home with everyone else after the closing ceremony. However, Niven’s Paralympic assignment didn’t end there as an unfortunate crash for a VIS Paralympian extended her stay, but filled it with long-lasting memories.

It’s Go Time in Tokyo: Paralympics Preview

August 25th, 2021

After having to overcome so much adversity, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are finally here! Our Paralympians serve to remind us that anything is possible.

The brains behind the brawn: Sylvie Withers

August 21st, 2021

VIS lead sport scientist, Sylvie Withers, whose parents were Olympic rowers, was training to qualify for the Australian Rowing Team before she realised that she wouldn’t make it to the Olympics. It was then that she decided to help others achieve their Olympics aspirations.

Tokyo 2020: A Games that will be remembered forever

August 12th, 2021

From Australia storming home for a stunning victory in the women's four to the men's team pursuit guys defying all odds to bounce back after a crash on the opening night and win bronze, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be remembered forever. We're proud of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders, not just for their impressive sporting performances, but also for the adversity that they had to overcome to get there.

The VIS Family is about to expand

August 10th, 2021

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VIS results at Tokyo 2020

August 9th, 2021

See below all of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder results from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Champions of the World: A countdown to success

July 28th, 2021

When the Australian Women’s Four crew crossed the finish line, Jessica Morrison was unsure if they’d done enough to hold off a fast-finishing Dutch outfit, but Lucy Stephan insisted to the crew “we’ve done it”.

It's Tokyo Time: Preview

July 21st, 2021

After a year of impossible setbacks, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are finally here!

52 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games

July 12th, 2021

​​The Victorian Institute of Sport is proud to announce that 52 scholarship holders have been selected to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Para-Rowers Overcome Adversity To Secure Tokyo Berth

July 12th, 2021

Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Al Viney is one of 8 para-rowing athletes that will join the Australian Team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. 

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