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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 9th (lightweight four)
  • 2004 Athens - 2nd (lightweight four)
  • 2000 Sydney - 2nd (lightweight four)
  • 1996 Atlanta - 3rd (lightweight double scull)

Recent Performances

  • 1st (lightweight four) - 2011 World Championships (Bled, Slovenia)
  • 4th (lightweight four) - 2011 World Cup #3 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • 1st (lightweight four) - 2011 Australian Rowing Championships (West Lakes, South Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Winning silver at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games
  • Winning silver at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
  • Winning silver at the 2010 World Championships in New Zealand

Interesting Facts

  • When Anthony Edwards won gold as part of the lightweight four at the 2011 World Championships in Slovenia, it was an extremely sweet victory. Competing for the first time at a World Championship in 1993, Edwards is the veteran of 11 campaigns which has seen him win two bronze and two silver medals.
  • Awarded for his stellar performance at in Slovenia and throughout the year, Edwards was named the 2011 Rower's Rower of the Year as well as being named in the 2011 Crew of the Year alongside his teammates Sam Beltz, Ben Cureton and Todd Skipworth.
  • At the 2012 National Championships, Edwards and Beltz won the men's pair beating the world's best time for the class, before racing with Cureton and Skipworth in the four. Their time of 6:22.14 beat all their rivals including the heavyweight four and was 4.07s quicker than the world mark although it won't stand as an official record because it was raced in an open weight event.
  • When Edwards competes in London, it will be at his fifth Olympic Games joining the elite ranks of rowers including Mike McKay (five Games) and James Tomkins (six Games). He first competed in Atlanta 1996 winning bronze in the lightweight double scull. He went on to win silver in Sydney 2000 and silver in Athens 2004. Olympic gold now remains the only prize that eludes the champion rower.
  • Originally from Ballarat, Edwards moved to Tasmania in 2006 after Lake Wendouree where he trained dried up and had nowhere to train.

Sport

Years on national team

19

Coach

Brett Crow (2009 - current)

Primary Training Base

Tasmania, Australia

Club

New Norfolk Rowing Club (TAS, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Tasmanian Intstitute of Sport, Hobart

Education

Primary

St Thomas Moore (Ballarat, VIC)

Secondary

St Patricks College (Ballarat, VIC)

Tertiary

Dip. Business Acccounting, TAFE (1991 - 1995)


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