Harriet Hudson is a member of the Australian Rowing Team and a NSWIS Graduate athlete and a two-two World Rowing U23 World Championship silver medallist.
Raised in Warwick in rural Queensland, Harriet took up rowing at boarding school in Brisbane. In 2016 she relocated to Sydney to undertake tertiary study and joined Sydney Rowing Club. At the 2016 Australian Rowing Championships, Harriet racing for Sydney Rowing Club, winning all three under 19 Australian national titles in the sculling boat classes. That same year she made her Australian representative debut at the 2016 World Junior Rowing Championships, placing sixth in the single scull.
The following year, Harriet was selected in the quadruple sculls crew for the 2017 World Rowing U23 Championships in Bulgaria, with fellow NSWIS athletes Rowena Meredith and Genevieve Horton, as well as Caitlin Cronin, with the crew winning silver.
The young rower was again named on the team for the 2018 World Rowing U23 Championships, this time in the double scull with Ria Thompson where they finished fifth. For the 2019 U23 Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Harriet partnered with Giorgia Patten in the double sculls. The duo rowed to a silver medal finishing behind Greece.
After the women’s quadruple sculls crew were unsuccessful in qualifying their boat for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Harriet was selected alongside Rowena Meredith, Ria Thompson, and Caitlin Cronin to compete at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta which took place in May 2021 due to the postponed of the Tokyo Olympics. Needing a top-two finish to qualify, they were victorious in their heat and then the final to secure Australia a berth at the Games.
Harriet was officially announced on the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020 in June 2021, where she will make her debut competing in the quadruple sculls boat class.