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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 6th (eight)

Recent Performances

  • 5th (eight) - 2012 World Cup 3 (Munich, Germany)
  • 4th (eight) - 2012 World Cup 2 (Lucerne, Switzerland)

Career Highlights

  • Winning gold in the women's eight at the 2005 World Championships
  • Winning bronze in the women's eight at the 2006 World Championships
  • Competing at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Interesting Facts

  • Elizabeth Patrick will make her second Olympic Games as coxswain of the women's eight when she competes in London, after finishing sixth in the women's eight at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
  • Patrick was one of a group of leading rowers who argued against the omission of the women's eight from Australia's rowing program for London 2012. After a tough fought battle and an impressive win at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta, Patrick and her teammates secured their berth for the London Games.
  • Standing at just 5'1, Patrick had been the women's eight coxswain since making her debut in 2005. In her first World Championship campaign, she guided her crew to the gold medal. The same year she also won World Cup gold.
  • In 2006, she retained her place as Australia's number one coxswain, winning bronze at the World Championships in England.
  • Patrick was a torchbearer for the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay, carrying the torch as her Olympic crew rowed across Lake Burley Griffin in the lead up to the Beijing Games.


Years on national team



Nick Garratt (2011 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Sydney, Australia


Melbourne University Boat Club (VIC, Australia)


Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne



Canterbury Primary School (VIC, Australia)


Methodist Ladies' College (VIC, Australia)


Exercise and Sport Science - Deakin University (2003 - 2006)

Rowing Team

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