Scott Brennan (rower)
9 January 1983 |
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
|Height||193 centimetres (76 in)|
|Weight||90 kilograms (200 lb)|
|Club||Lindisfarne Rowing Club|
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.
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.
Brennan's first Australian Olympic selection was for Athens 2004 when he rowed in the Australian quad scull who won their B final. 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. 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.
- McGuire, Yvette: Work pays off for Scott Brennan, Mercury, 28 June 2008.
- 2012 Olympic profile
- http://corporate.olympics.com.au/athlete/david-crawshay AOC reference
- , The Age, 24 March 2012.
- Aussies Crawshay and Brennan win double sculls gold, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 16 August 2008.
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