Anthony Edwards (rower)

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Anthony Edwards (rower)
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Born 22 December 1972

Anthony John Edwards (born 22 December 1972) is an Australian rower, five time Olympian and triple Olympic medallist. He was born in Ballarat, Victoria but currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania.

A member of the Wendouree-Ballarat Club Rowing Club, Edwards first competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta as part of the men's lightweight double scull team which finished third. In 2000 and 2004, he won silver medals as part of the lightweight four team and he was selected in the same event for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where his crew were knocked out in the Semi-finals. He was again selected in the men's lightweight four for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London finishing in fourth place. He announced his retirement from the sport at the close of the event.

Anthony works as the State Development Officer for Rowing Tasmania, and has extensive involvement in the selection of Tasmanian state crews.

In 2010 he was inducted as a member of the Rowing Victoria Hall of Fame.