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Rowena Meredith



Place of Birth

Basingstoke, United Kingdom


Sydney, NSW

Junior Club

Mosman Rowing Club

Senior Club

Sydney University Boat Club


Tom Westgarth

Olympic History

Tokyo 2020

Paris 2024

High School

Stella Maris College, Manly

Career Events

Rowing Women's Quadruple Sculls (W4x)


Rowena's Story

Rowena Meredith embarked on her international rowing journey at the 2015 U23 World Championships, clinching a silver medal alongside Georgie Gotch, Leah Saunders, and Tessa Carty.

Transitioning to Rowing Australia’s National Training Centre in the subsequent year, Rowena, under the guidance of John Keogh, Tom Westgarth, and Ellen Randell, cemented her presence in Australia’s senior quad sculls team. Notably, she secured a second-place finish in the 2017 World Cup Rowing II.


Continuing her streak, Rowena seized another silver medal at the 2017 U23 World Championships, followed by podium finishes in the World Rowing Cups II and III in subsequent years.



Her Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games marked a significant milestone, where she contributed to the women's quadruple sculls bronze medal. Despite facing formidable competition and securing their spot in the final through the repechage, Meredith and her crew showcased remarkable resilience, clinching the bronze medal.

The achievement coincided with a golden moment for Australian rowing, as the nation's men’s and women’s fours claimed gold, and the men’s and women’s quadruple sculls secured bronze. This collective success, alongside swimmer Ariarne Titmus' gold medal in the 200m freestyle, marked a historic high for the Australian Olympic Team.


Rowena continued her rowing journey, earning a spot in the Australian sculling squad for the 2022 international season and the World Rowing Championships. Her participation in various competitions, including the World Rowing Cup II in Poznan and World Cup III in Lucerne, showcased her commitment to excellence.

At the 2022 World Rowing Championships in Racize, she finished sixth in the quad scull.



In March 2023, Rowena was once again chosen to represent Australia, this time alongside Harriet Hudson, Ria Thompson, and Caitlin Cronin, in the quad scull for the international season.

Despite some challenges, including a change in crew members, Rowena and her team showcased resilience, securing their spot in the Paris 2024 Olympics at the 2023 World Rowing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

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