Scott Brennan (rower)

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Scott Brennan
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Personal information
Born (1983-01-09) 9 January 1983 (age 32)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Height 193 cm (76 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb)
Country Australia
Sport Rowing
Club Lindisfarne Rowing Club

Scott Brennan is an Australian Olympic gold-medal winning and national champion rower from Hobart, Tasmania. He has represented for Australia in rowing at three consecutive Olympic games.

Early life[edit]

Born 9 January 1983 in Hobart, Tasmania) Brennan took up rowing in 1995 whilst at St Virgil's College in Hobart, where he eventually became captain of the school in 1998. He studied medicine at the University of Tasmania and graduated in 2007 with honours.[1]

Rowing career[edit]

At the junior representative level Brennan won silver in the single scull at the 2001 Junior World Championship and gold in the same event at the 2003 U/23 World Championship . At the 2004 rowing World Cup he won and gold in a quad scull.With his long time rowing partner David Crawshay Brennan won a national title in a double-scull with at the Australian Rowing Championships in 2011.[2]

Brennan's first Australian Olympic selection was for Athens 2004 when he rowed in the Australian quad scull who won their B final.[3] With David Crawshay, Brennan won the gold medal in the men's double sculls at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. In March 2012 Brennan was selected to defend his Olympic title in the men's Double Scull with Beijing Crawshay at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4] They finished in second place in the B final for an overall eighth place in the 2012 Olympic rankings.

He leads an active community life outside of medicine and rowing and is a volunteer with Camp Quality.[5]


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