Kim Brennan (Crow)
Sport, Motivational, Media
Kim Crow is an Olympic and World Championship medalist in rowing. She began her sporting career in track and field, where she was a World Youth silver medalist in the 400m hurdles. At 19, she had to cope with the burden of quitting her chosen sport of athletics as the result of a career debilitating foot injury. In learning about herself through this disappointment, she channeled her determination into recovery and then into her new sport of rowing.
Kim won herself a seat in the Australian women's eight within eight months of starting rowing, and went on to win a World Championships bronze medal that year. She has since raced internationally in all Olympic boat classes, culminating in a silver and bronze medal in the double and single sculls respectively at London 2012. She was the only rower from any country to attempt two rowing events at the London Olympics.
In her 3rd Olympics in Rio 2016 Kim won Gold in the Women's Single Sculls.
Throughout her dedicated and arduous training regime, Kim has maintained her study and career, achieving a perfect score of 99.95 in her VCE and graduating from her Melbourne University Media and Communications / Law degree with first class honours and the top female graduate of her year. She interned at the Court of Arbitration of Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, and now works as a lawyer at Arete Group in Canberra.
She was elected chair of the Australian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission in 2012, and actively involves herself with various charity initiatives.
Kim is an outstanding keynote speaker, at ease with the media and the ultimate role model.
2013: Gold medal, World Rowing Cup, Sydney, Single Sculls
2012: Australian Rower of the Year; Victorian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year, Governor's Award (Contribution to Victorian Sport), Victorian Female Athlete of the Year
2012: Elected Chair, Australian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission (until 2016); Member of the Australian Olympic Committee Executive Board
2012: Silver medal, Olympic Games, Women’s Double Scull (with Brooke Pratley); Bronze Medal, Women’s Single Scull
2012: Silver medal, Single Scull, Lucerne World Cup, Silver medal, Double Scull, Munich World Cup (with Brooke Pratley)
2011: Silver medal, World Rowing Championships, Slovenia, Women’s Double Scull (with Kerry Hore)
2011-13: Gold medal, Australian Rowing Championships, Women’s Single Scull
2010-11: Australian female crew of the year
2010: Silver medal, World Rowing Championships, New Zealand, Women’s Double Scull (with Kerry Hore)
2010: Bronze medal, World Rowing Cup, Germany, Women’s Single Scull
2010: Silver medal, World Rowing Cup, Switzerland, Women’s Double Scull (with Sally Kehoe)
2009: Captain, Australian Rowing Team
2008: 10th, Olympic Games, China, Women’s Pair (with Sarah Cook)
2007: Gold medal, World Rowing Cup, Austria, Women’s Pair (with Sarah Cook)
2007: Bronze medal, World Rowing Cup, the Netherlands, Women’s Pair (with Sarah Cook)
2006: Bronze medal, World Rowing Championships, England, Women’s Eight
2004: Silver Medal, 400m hurdles, Australian Track & Field Championships (Olympic Trials)
2001: Silver Medal, 400m hurdles, World Youth Championships, Debrecen, Hungary