Event: Women's Sweep Squad
Olympic History: Olympic Debutant
Coach: John Keogh
Highlights: Winning two silver medals at the 2019 World Rowing Championships
Year Born: 1996
Born: Subiaco, WA
Junior Club: Fremantle Rowing Club (East Fremantle, WA)
As part of an impressive Women's Sweep Squad, Annabelle McIntyre will begin a prospective Olympic campaign with strong aspirations for both herself and her crew.
McIntyre first began rowing in her native Western Australia at the Fremantle Rowing Club. From East Fremantle, Annabelle won silver at the 2017 U23 World Rowing Championships, and went on to win two silvers in the Women's Pair and Women's Eight in 2019, at senior level.
An impressive performance overseas earned McIntyre an invitation to Rowing Australia's National Training Centre, prompting the prospective Olympian to relocate to Penrith in search of an elevated competitive environment and an attractive coaching infrastructure.
Once under the tutelage of John Keogh, Tom Westgarth and Ellen Randell, McIntyre became a fixture on the Australian Women's Eights crew, with three World Championships and two World Rowing Cups all resulting in podium finishes.
At the National Training Centre, McIntrye has continued to work with the Sweep Squad to maximise their opportunity for qualification and prosperity in Tokyo.
And come July, McIntyre will be tasked with displaying her crew's strength on the world stage.