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Athlete profile
Kate Hornsey

5 World Championships, 1 Olympic Games

  • 2011 World Rowing Championships – BRONZE MEDAL women’s pair,
    SILVER MEDAL women’s four
  • 2010 World Rowing Championships –
    SILVER MEDAL women’s coxless four
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games –
    6th women's eight
  • 2007 World Rowing Championships –
    4th women's eight
  • 2006 World Rowing Championships –
    BRONZE women's eight,
    GOLD women's four
  • 2005 World Rowing Championships –
    GOLD women's eight,
    GOLD women's four

Nickname: Horns
Place of birth: Hobart
Place of residence: Melbourne
Occupation: Marketing Support Administrator
Club: Mercantile Rowing Club
Began rowing: 1994
Date of birth: 19/10/81
Height: 174cm
Weight: 73kg
Favourite food: Chocolate and seafood
Favourite book: The Da Vinci Code, The Harry Potter books, The Time Travellers Wife
Favourite movie: Dirty Dancing, Bring It On, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers, Old School
Personal achievements: Winning a World Championship and competing at the Beijing Olympics
School: The Friends’ School, Hobart
Current coach: Bill Tait
Institute/Academy: Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS)
Rowing career highlight(s):
* World Champion in Senior Aus Eight and Four 2005
* Selection into Beijing Olympic Team
Professional goals: Further my career in marketing, win an Olympic Gold Medal
Sporting hero: Jeremy "superhero" Stevenson and Marty "hero" Rabjohns
Interests: Movies, music, sport, singing and dancing, and hanging out with my mates
Famous relatives: Afraid not
What would you do if you won $10 million dollars? I’d buy myself a great house and car, and then party like its 1999. Probably wouldn’t have much left after that ...
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: Australia, but I would have an amazing holiday house in Italy or Spain
When I was growing up I wanted to be: Britney Spears!! Not anymore!

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