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Congratulations to the 37 Strong Rowing Team to Continue 100 Year Olympic Legacy in Paris

Hancock Prospecting and rower’s patron, Executive Chairman Mrs Gina Rinehart AO, warmly congratulate the 37 strong rowing team, selected on Sunday 30 June across nine boats to contest the Olympic rowing regatta at the Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium in Paris.

The team features six athletes making their third Olympic Team, 20 heading to their second Games and 11 debutants. Hancock initially via a Foundation, has been supporting the row team for three Olympic cycles, since 2016, and has been core to the ability for the sport to fund centralised training environments. At the announcement, rower Georgie Rowe thanked Mrs Rinehart, and referred to her as an incredible role model and the backbone of their team.

The team celebrated their announcement, with Patron Mrs Gina Rinehart AO, at a team event in Varese, Italy, near their European Training Centre base, where athletes have been putting the final efforts each day into their Olympic preparation.

With 23 women and 14 men, the squad features seven Olympic gold medallists and a further four who won bronze in Australian rowing’s famed ‘Hour of Power’ at Tokyo 2020. The team will be travelling with 3 reserves. Some rowers not selected for the Olympic team will be heading to the Henley Royal Regatta this week, together with their patron, Gina Rinehart.

While 26 athletes return from the Tokyo regatta, many are heading to Paris in a different boat.

Australian rowers first appeared at an Olympics in 1912, and then every Games since Paris 1924, meaning Paris 2024 will mark 100 years of Australian rowing’s continuous participation in the Olympic rowing regatta since those Paris Olympics! A truly iconic sport for Australia.

The row team enters Paris on a high after finishing on top of the medal tally at Rowing World Cup III in Poland earlier this month, where they claimed 11 medals out of 13 events, including six gold.

As noted by Mrs Rinehart, the rowers can be very proud of their hard work as they strive relentlessly for excellence. As can Aussies Australia wide!