Two-time world champion rower, Spencer Turrin, made his Olympic debut at Rio 2016 and will represent Australia again at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Hailing from Dundog in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Spencer took up rowing at high school in Sydney and went on to compete for Sydney Rowing Club. The NSWIS scholarship holder made his Australian representative debut at the 2011 World Rowing U23 Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands in the Men’s Eight and was again selected in the Men’s Eight crew for the 2012 World Rowing U23 Championships where they claimed the bronze medal.
From 2013 to 2019 Spencer competed on the international circuit each consecutive year amassing five World Championship medals, multiple World Cup medals and a 6th place finish at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in the Men’s Pair.
Spencer and fellow NSWIS athlete Jack Hargreaves were members of the Men’s Four crew at the 2017 World Championships who broke a 26 year drought since Australia last won the boat class.
Selected in the Men’s Eight crew for the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria, Spencer and the Men’s Eight finished fourth in the final and qualified their boat for the Tokyo Olympics.