Rower Sam Hardy is a world championship bronze medallist and is set to make his Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games where he will compete in the men’s pair.
Sam first took up rowing in high school and went on to attend Harvard where he rowed in the varsity men’s eight during his four years at the university. During this time, the NSWIS Graduate made his Australian representative debut at the 2015 U23 World Rowing Championships racing in the men’s coxed four which finished 5th. Racing again in the coxed four at the 2016 U23 World Championships, Sam and his crew claimed the bronze medal.
In 2019, Sam was selected on to the Australian senior team and raced in the men’s pair at the World Rowing Cup in Rotterdam, Netherlands with fellow Harvard graduate Josh Hicks, finishing in 7th place. Sam and Josh were again selected to race the men’s pair at the 2019 World Championships where a top 11 finish would qualify their boat for the Tokyo Olympics. The pair secured the bronze medal and Australia a berth at the Tokyo Games.