Rowing gold medallist Kim Brennan has been named Female Athlete of the Year at the AIS Sport Performance Awards.
More than 350 guests including sport’s elite athletes, coaches and sports administrators celebrated Australia’s sporting achievements for 2016 at the gala event in Sydney last night (14 December).
Kim’s gold medal victory was the first time Australia had won an Olympic women’s sculling gold medal and it was Australian Rowing’s first gold medal since her husband Scott claimed victory at Beijing in 2008.
Kim’s commitment to sport goes beyond her dedication to training and achieving Olympic gold as she is also a leader in various roles including membership of Rowing Australia’s Athletes’ Commission, the Australian Olympic Council’s Athletes’ Commission and she’s integral to the rowing team’s leadership group.
Kim was also a finalist in two of the other major awards. Kim’s Olympic victory was voted by Australian media as a top-four finalist in the Best Sporting Moment of the Year, taken out by swimming’s Kyle Chalmers. She was also voted by the public as a top-four finalist for the ABC Sports Personality of the Year, claimed by modern pentathlete and Olympic champion Chloe Esposito.
With thanks to the AIS.