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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 6th (eight)

Recent Performances

  • 4th (pair) - 2012 World Cup 2 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • 3rd (pair) - 2011 World Championships (Bled, Slovenia)
  • 2nd (four) - 2011 World Championships (Bled, Slovenia)
  • 2nd (pair) - 2011 Australian Rowing Championships (West Lakes, South Australia)
  • 2nd (eight) - 2011 Australian Rowing Championships (West Lakes, South Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Winning gold in the women's four and eight at the 2005 World Championships in Japan.
  • Finishing fourth and qualifying the eight for the 2008 Olympics at the 2007 World Championships, Germany. An amazingly close race from first to sixth.

Interesting Facts

  • Kate Hornsey had the perfect start to her senior career, winning two gold medals at the 2005 World Championships in the eight and four.
  • In 2006 she stroked the women's four to a gold medal and the women's eight to bronze at the World Championships on the Olympic course in Eton.
  • She was then part of the women's eight crew that secured an Olympic berth after placing fourth at the 2007 World Championships. At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Hornsey rowed in the eight, finishing sixth.
  • Hornsey won consecutive silver medals at the 2010 and 2011 World Championships in the coxless four. Also in 2011 she backed up to win bronze in the pair with Sarah Tait - the ideal Olympic preparation for the duo as they head into the London Games.
  • Hornsey took up rowing when she was 12 years old in New Norfolk, Southern Tasmania.

Sport

Years on national team

8

Coach

Bill Tait (2005 & 2009 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Canberra, Australia

Club

Mercantile RC (VIC, Australia) / New Norfolk RC (TAS, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne

Education

Primary

Molesworth Primary School (TAS, Australia)

Secondary

The Friends' School (TAS, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor Of Commerce/Arts - University of Tasmania (2001 - 2007)


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