Event: Women's Sweep Squad
Olympic History: Olympic Debutant
Coach: Tom Westgarth and John Keogh (Head Coach)
Highlights: Winning gold medals at the 2017 and 2019 World Rowing Championships
Year Born: 1987
Born: Bentleigh East, VIC
Tokyo has been a long time coming for Sarah Hawe.
The 33-year-old first represented Australia at the 2005 Junior World Championships, finishing fifth overall in the Women's Double. Hawe first earned selection for the Senior Australian Rowing Team at age 29, precipitating the Melbourne native's Penrith relocation to join Rowing Australia's National Training Centre.
Once under the professional tutelage of John Keogh, Tom Westgarth and Ellen Randell, Hawe found considerable success.
2017 saw gold in World Rowing Cups 2 and 3 and the World Rowing Championships, all in a Women's Fours crew that did not lose a race all season. The consistency and prosperity of performances saw Hawe - alongside crewmates Molly Goodman, Lucy Stephan and Katrina Werry - earn the 2017 Female Australian Crew of the Year award.
Continued success followed Hawe into the 2018 and 2019 seasons, with multiple World Cup and World Championship medals headlining a fruitful period for the Victorian.
Now a crucial part of an expectant Women's Sweep Squad, Hawe will be primed to add to her impressive medal haul on the Olympic stage.