Rowena Meredith | Australian Olympic Committee

Rowena's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Rowing
Event: Women's Quadruple Scull  
Olympic History: Olympic Debutant
Coach: Andrew Randall and John Keogh (Head Coach)
Highlights: Winning silver medals at the 2015 and 2017 U23 World Championships 
Year Born: 1995
Born: Basingstoke 
Junior Club: Mosman Rowing Club (Mosman, NSW)

About Rowena

After representing Australian multiple times at junior level, Rowena Meredith looks to elevate her competitive portfolio in Tokyo. 

Meredith first competed internationally at the 2015 U23 World Championships alongside Georgie Gotch, Leah Saunders and Tessa Carty, where the crew earned silver in the regatta. 

The next year, Meredith joined Rowing Australia's National Training Centre, where under the tutelage of John Keogh, Tom Westgarth and Ellen Randell, the 26-year-old became a regular fixture in Australia's Senior Quadruple Sculls Teams, highlighted perhaps most notably by a second place finish in the 2017 World Cup Rowing 2. 

Rowena won another silver medal at the 2017 U23 World Championships followed by appearances - and podium finishes - at the World Rowing Cups 2 and 3. Meredith reprised this role throughout both 2018 and 2019.

At the 2021 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta, Meredith, alongside crewmates Harriet Hudson, Caitlin Cronin and Ria Thompson, ensured the participation of the Women's Quadruple Scull in Tokyo 2020, with the four earning gold in the final to secure an Olympic berth. 

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