Julia Edward

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Julia Edward
Julia Edward New Zealand Rowing.jpg
Edward in 2013
Personal information
NationalityNew Zealand
Born (1991-02-20) 20 February 1991 (age 28)
EducationRotorua Girls' High School[1]
Weight57 kg (126 lb)[2]
Sport
ClubRotorua[2]

Julia Edward (born 20 February 1991) is a New Zealand rower.[2][3]

Together with Sophie MacKenzie, she was world champion in the lightweight double scull for two years in a row; first at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, and then at the 2015 World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette.[4]

The 2016 rowing year did not start out that successful for Edward and MacKenzie, and at both World Rowing Cups that New Zealand attended that year, they came third, beaten by different nations at those regattas.[5][6][7] When they competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro later that year, they came fourth in the lightweight double sculls,[8] which was disappointing to them.[5] Some time after the Olympics, they both announced that they would take a year off rowing.[9][10][11] Both will also take the 2018 rowing season off, but neither has announced their retirement.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julia Edward". New Zealand Secondary School Rowing Association. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Julia Edward". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Julia Edward". Rowing New Zealand. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Lightweight Women's Double Sculls - Final". FISA. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b Gilhooly, Daniel (13 August 2016). "Rio Olympics 2016: NZ women's pair claim silver medal, lightweight double miss out". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  6. ^ "(LW2x) Lightweight Women's Double Sculls - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  7. ^ "(LW2x) Lightweight Women's Double Sculls - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  8. ^ "(LW2x) Lightweight Women's Double Sculls - Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  9. ^ Jones, Peter; Anderson, Ian (26 September 2016). "MacKenzie decides to take a break". The Marlborough Express. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  10. ^ Jones, Peter (31 August 2016). "MacKenzie takes time out after Olympic bid". The Marlborough Express. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  11. ^ Anderson, Ian (26 September 2016). "Rowing NZ's summer squad: World champion lightweights among notable absences". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  12. ^ Anderson, Ian (23 November 2017). "World champions remain absent". The Press. p. B8. Retrieved 24 November 2017.