RowingChat with Kim Brennan

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Kim Brennan (nee Crow) is an Olympic Gold medallist in rowing.

An outstanding youth athlete, Kim had to cope with the burden of quitting her chosen sport of athletics (she was a World Youth silver medalist in the 400m hurdles) as the result of a career debilitating foot injury. In learning about herself through this disappointment, she channeled her determination into recovery and then into her new sport of rowing.

Kim won herself a seat in the Australian women's eight within eight months of starting rowing, and went on to win a World Championships bronze medal that year. She has since raced internationally in all Olympic boat classes, culminating in an Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games. Four years earlier she won a silver and bronze medal in the double and single sculls respectively at London 2012. She was the only rower from any country to attempt two rowing events at the London Olympics.

Kim has been crowned World Champion in the single scull in 2013 and 2015 and was voted world female rower of the year in 2013.

Throughout her dedicated and arduous training regime, Kim has maintained her study and career, achieving a perfect score of 99.95 in her VCE and graduating from her Melbourne University Media and Communications / Law degree with first class honours. She was elected chair of the Australian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission, a position she has held since 2012, and actively involves herself with various charity initiatives. She has worked as a lawyer both in private practice and as in-house counsel, where she specialises in Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law and Sports Law.

Outside of rowing her hobbies include playing with her dog Ernie and going out for coffee with her husband Scott.

UK (GMT) –September 15th 10:00 PM
USA/Canada (PST)September 15th 2:00 PM
USA/Canada (EST)September 15th 5:00 PM
NZ (NZST)September 16th 9:00 AM
Australia (AEST)September 16th 7:00 AM

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