Paralympic Games

Rowing was first included on the Paralympic program at the 2008 Beijing Games. Open to both male and female athletes, there were four boat classes with all races being competed over 1000m.

At Beijing, Australia was represented in the trunk and arms mixed double sculls by Kathryn Ross and John Maclean. The talented duo won the silver medal, missing out on gold by the tiniest of fractions – just 0.08 seconds to the hometown crew from China. Ross returned to the Paralympics in 2012 with new partner Gavin Bellis but the pair were left disappointed after missing the podium to finish fifth. Erik Horrie made his Paralympic debut in London, winning silver in the arms and shoulders single scull.

AUSTRALIAN RESULTS

RIO 2016

Arms and Shoulders Men’s Single Scull
Erik Horrie
SILVER

Trunk and Arms Mixed Double Sculls
Gavin Bellis and Kathryn Ross
8th

LTA Mixed Coxed Four
Davinia Lafroy, Jeremy McGrath, Brock Ingram, Kate Murdoch and Jo Burnand (coxswain)
7th

LONDON 2012

Arms and Shoulders Men’s Single Scull
Erik Horrie
SILVER

Trunk and Arms Mixed Double Sculls
Gavin Bellis and Kathryn Ross
5th


BEIJING 2008

Trunk and Arms Mixed Double Sculls
John Maclean and Kathryn Ross
SILVER