Monday, April 2, 2012

Our oarsome foursome

Anthony and Kate
FOUR Derwent Valley rowers have been named in the Australian team for the 2012 Olympics in London. In addition to Anthony Edwards and Kate Hornsey who were named last week, Dana Faletic and Kerry Hore have now been added to the list.

Edwards and Hornsey and their respective families held a get-together in their home town of Molesworth on Saturday night, where our photo was taken.

Edwards will once again row in the men's lightweight coxless four. A member of the New Norfolk Rowing Club and the Tasmanian Institute of Sport, this will be his fifth Olympics. Hornsey will row in the women's coxless pair. A member of the New Norfolk Rowing Club, she presently rows for Mercantile and the Victorian Institute of Sport. This will be her second Olympics.

Faletic and Hore will form half of the women's quad scull. Faletic, who was educated in the Derwent Valley, won gold at the 2003 world championships and bronze at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Hore is a member for the New Norfolk Rowing Club and the Australian Institute of Sport and was in the same medal-winning crew as Faletic in 2003 and 2004.

New Norfolk has never before had four representatives at an Olympic Games. Congratulations to all four and their families who will sacrifice much in the next few months.

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