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Lucy Stephan

Lucy Stephan



Place of Birth

Nhill, VIC

Senior Club

Melbourne University Boat Club


John Keogh

Olympic History

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Career Events

Rowing Women's Eight (W8+)

Rowing Women's Four (W4-)


Lucy's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Rowing 
Event: Women’s Sweep Squad  
Olympic History: Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020 (gold)
Coach: John Keogh
Highlights: Gold medal at Tokyo 2020. Winning gold at the 2019 World Championships  
Year Born: 1991 
Born: Nhill, VIC  

About Lucy

Lucy Stephan first marked her presence on the international stage in 2012 at the U23 World Championships, where she won a silver medal as a member of the Women's Four. A year later the crew were on top of the podium as they claimed the U23 World Championships gold medal. 

Stephan’s quick rise in the rowing arena culminated in 2016, where the then 24-year-old made her Olympics debut as part of the Australian Women’s Eight. Stephan’s crew were called to Rio with a fortnight's notice, and after a frenzied training period, failed to qualify for the medal race after finishing fifth in their heat.  

Once returning from Olympic competition, Stephan was named in the Women’s Four alongside Molly Goodman, Sarah Hawe and Karina Werry. The crew earned gold at the 2017 World Rowing Cups 2 and 3 and the World Championships and they were subsequently named the 2017 Australian Female Crew of the Year at the annual Rower of the Year Awards.