Kate Slatter

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Kate Slatter
Medal record
Women's Rowing
Competitor for  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta Coxless pair
Silver 2000 Sydney Coxless pair
World Championships
Bronze 1994 Coxless four
Gold 1995 Coxless pair
Bronze 1999 Coxless pair
Commonwealth Games
Silver 1994 Coxless Four
Silver 1994 Eight

Kate Elizabeth Slatter OAM (married name Kate Allen[1]) is an Australian world champion and Olympic gold medal winning rower from Adelaide, South Australia.[2] She is considered the most successful female rower in Australia's history.[1]

Slatter won a gold medal in the coxless pair at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics with Megan Still, together becoming Australia's first female gold medal recipients in the sport of rowing.[3] Slatter went on to win a silver medal at her home Olympics in Sydney, 2000.

Slatter began rowing at the Adelaide University Boat Club in 1989,[4] and rowed in their victorious Women's Eight in the 1996 Australian University Games, two weeks after winning gold in Atlanta.[5]

Slatter has won sixteen national titles and was awarded the Order of Australia medal for her rowing achievements.[6]

In 2001, she was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best'.[7] In 2002 she was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.[8]

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