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Kimberley Brennan (nee Crow)

Kimberley Brennan’s success in Rio at the 2016 Olympics has gone down in history. Winning Gold in the single sculls is the first for her country in eight years - the first for an Australian woman since the Atlanta Games in 1996.

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Kimberley Brennan (nee Crow)'s Biography

Kimberley Brennan is an Australian sporting champion. An inspiration too many young Australians to live their dream, Kim shares her success and failures to engage and motivate audiences.

A lawyer and occasional media commentator, Kim has the ability to engage with people on an individual or large group basis. She successfully weaves the themes of determination, preparation, coping with failure and teamwork with humour and humility.

An outstanding youth athlete, Kim had to cope with the burden of quitting her chosen sport of athletics (she was a World Youth silver medallist in the 400m hurdles) as the result of a career debilitating foot injury. In learning about herself through this disappointment, she channelled her determination into recovery and then into her new sport of rowing.

Kim won herself a seat in the Australian women's eight within eight months of starting rowing, and went on to win a World Championships bronze medal that year. She has since raced internationally in all Olympic boat classes, culminating in a silver and bronze medal in the double and single sculls respectively at London 2012. She was the only rower from any country to attempt two rowing events at the London Olympics.

Throughout her dedicated and arduous training regime, Kim has maintained her study and career, achieving a perfect score of 99.95 in her VCE and graduating from her Melbourne University Media and Communications / Law degree with first class honours. She was elected chair of the Australian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission in 2012, and actively involves herself with various charity initiatives.

Kim is an outstanding keynote speaker, at ease with the media and the ultimate role model.

Career highlights:

·                     Gold medal at 2016 Olympics

·                     Silver and bronze medals at 2012 Olympics

·                     World Champion, single sculls, 2013 and 2015

·                     Silver medal, 400m hurdles, World Youth Championships 2001