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Marguerite Houston

Nickname: Margs and Margie

Home town: Redcliffe, Queensland

Place of residence: Adelaide, South Australia

Occupation: Physiotherapist

Club: Adelaide University Boat Club

Began rowing: 1994 at school

Date of birth: 11/07/81

Height: 173 cm

Weight: 57 kg

Favourite food: Smoked salmon ravioli

Favourite book: Suite Francaise

Favourite movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Personal achievements: Graduated Physiotherapy in 2003, making my first senior World Championship team in 2002

School: All Hallows School, Brisbane

Current coach: Adrian David

Institute/Academy: South Australian Sports Institute

Rowing career highlight(s): 2002 – gold medal and world record in lightweight women’s quad, 2003 – bronze medal in lightweight women’s quad – 2006, silver medal in lightweight women’s double – 2007 gold medal in lightweight women’s double

Professional goals: Complete my physiotherapy masters degree in 2009, complete my French as a second language proficiency certificate (DELF), work as a sports physio in a non English speaking country

Sporting hero: Constanta Burcica (Lightweight women’s double Olympic champion ’96, ’00, ’04)

Interests: Road cycling, French language and film

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