World Championships

The Australian Rowing Team has a proud history as one of World Rowing’s leading rowing nations and one of Australia’s most successful Olympic sports, consistently producing World and Olympic Champions. Rowing in Australia has a long and proud tradition of excellence. From Australia’s first ever sporting World Champion, Edward ‘Ned’ Trickett, to Henry “Bobby” Pearce who won the single sculls at the Amsterdam Olympics (1928) and Los Angeles Olympics (1932), through to the Oarsome Foursome of more recent years, rowing is part of the Australian psyche as one of our cornerstone Olympic and Paralympic sports.

Since 1996, when the current Olympic format was adopted, Australian rowing has won 5 Gold, 9 Silver and 9 Bronze Medals, as well as 27 Gold, 22 Silver and 20 Bronze Medals at World Championships. Australian rowing has won a Silver Medal at each of the Paralympic Games following the introduction of rowing to the Paralympic program.

Each year Rowing Australia selects and prepares Australian Rowing Teams to compete at the peak international events in each age category.

A full list of Australian representatives and results from 2009 to the present day is available here: