NSW Institute of Sport athletes have wrapped up a successful 2018 World Rowing Championships campaign after winning a total of six medals, including two gold, three silvers and one bronze.
Erik Horrie claimed a fifth consecutive World Championship title in the PR1 Men’s Single Scull event (in World Best time) while the Australian Men’s Four, featuring NSWIS athletes Jack Hargreaves, Spencer Turrin and Joshua Hicks, also made it back-to-back World Championships.
The Institute’s rowers also played pivotal roles in the Australian PR3 Men’s Pair, Men’s Quadruple Scull and the Men’s Eight team who came away with silver medals, while the Women’s Eight took bronze.
Australia finished the Championships with a total of seven medals, meaning the NSWIS representatives contributed to 86% of the nation’s medals; earning more podium positions than the likes of Germany, Canada and Great Britain.
The results show the significance of the Institute’s operations to Australia’s international success in the sport and provide the latest example of #TeamNSWIS developing the world’s best athletes.
NSWIS congratulates the entire Australian team, including all its representatives, who competed at the benchmark event.
NSWIS World Championship medallists
GOLD – PR1 Men’s Single Scull: Erik Horrie
GOLD – Men’s Four: Jack Hargreaves, Spencer Turrin, Joshua Hicks
SILVER – PR3 Men’s Pair: James Talbot (Coach – Lizzi Chapman)
SILVER – Men’s Eight: Rob Black, Angus Moore, Simon Keenan, Nick Purnell, Kendall Brodie (coxswain)
SILVER – Men’s Quads: Alex Purnell, Campbell Watts
BRONZE – Women’s Eight: Leah Saunders, Georgie Gotch, Georgie Rowe, Emma Fessey