Hannah Davis Balint Vekassy/ICF

Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 3rd (K4 500m); 6th (K2 500m)

Recent Performances

  • 1st (K4 500m) - 2012 National Championships (Penrith, Australia)¬†
  • 1st (K4 500m) - 2012 Oceania Championships (Penrith, Australia)
  • 5th (K4 500m) - 2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic)
  • 7th (K4 500m) - 2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany)
  • 3rd (K2 200m), 5th (K4 500m) - 2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary)

Career Highlights

  • Being a part of the first ever Australian women's crew to medal in the K4 500m at an Olympic Games when we won bronze in 2008.
  • Finishing in sixth place in the women's K2 500m (with Lyndsie Fogarty) at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Interesting Facts

  • The K4 crew of Hannah Davis, Lyndsie Fogarty, Jo Brigen-Jones and Rachel Lovell came together in July 2011 and immediately excelled, winning an Olympic quota place for Australia by finishing fifth at the World Championships in August, 2011. At the Championships Davis also won bronze in the K2 200m with Brigden-Jones.
  • In preparation for the London Olympics, Davis sat out the 2010 international season. Instead she based herself in Adelaide working on technique, fitness, endurance and strength.
  • Accustomed to making history, Davis was part of the first Australian women's K4 crew to win an Olympic medal, taking bronze in 2008 alongside Fogarty, Lisa Oldenhof and Chantal Meek.
  • Last Olympiad Davis was the youngest in the boat after strong 2007 form saw her bolt into Olympic contention. In Beijing she drew off the experiences of 2004 Olympians Meek and Oldenhof and now the tables have turned. At the experienced end of the boat Davis and Fogarty have been encouraging the K4 crew to strive for the podium again.
  • Davis studies international studies and her dream job outside of sport is to work for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In 2011 she was voted onto the International Canoe Federation Athletes' Committee.

Sport

Years on national team

7

Coach

David Foureur (2003 - current)
Martin Marinov (2007 - current)

Primary Training Base

Adelaide, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Gold Coast, Australia

Club

Holdfast Bay Canoe Club, SA, Australia

Institute/Academy
South Australian Sports Institute, Adelaide
Australian Institute of Sport

Education

Primary

Mercedes College (SA, Australia)

Secondary

Mercedes College (SA, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of International Studies - Adelaide University (2004 - 2009)


Canoe/Kayak - Sprint Team

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