Published on: June 2021
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore) (16:46:05):
I congratulate Mosman resident Rowena Meredith on securing her spot in the Women's Quad rowing team in the Tokyo Olympics. The crew won its final race at the Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland, to book a spot on the Australian Olympic Team. Rowena and her team continued their dominant performance throughout the regatta. They led their final from start to finish and crossed the line in just under 6½ minutes. This is an excellent achievement as the regatta is known to be a tough qualifier, especially when battling adverse weather conditions. Rowena has worn green and gold for Australia in many world championship events throughout her career and frequently appears on the medal podium. She is studying to become a paramedic at the University of Sydney—I am sure she will welcome today's announcements—where she also rows competitively. Congratulations to Rowena on securing a spot in the Australian Olympic team and best of luck in Tokyo.