Julia Wilson

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Julia Wilson

Julia Wilson (born 23 September 1978 in Sydney[1]) is a rower from Australia, who won World Rowing Championships gold medals in the Eight and Four for her native country in 2001 and picked up a silver medal in the Eight at the 2002 World Championship. Wilson rowed in the Women's Quad at the 2000 Summer Olympics, finishing in seventh place.[2]

Wilson is most famous for being part of Australia's Women's Eight at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In the Olympic finals, the boat was fighting for a bronze medal with 400 metres to the finish when her teammate Sally Robbins collapsed, lying back into Wilson's lap, preventing Wilson from continuing to row. The boat went on to finish sixth and last in the finals.


  • 2000, Quad, 7th place[2]
  • 2004, Eight, 6th place

World Rowing Championships[edit]

  • 2001, Four, 1st place
  • 2001, Eight, 1st place
  • 2002, Eight, 2nd place
  • 2003, Eight, 4th place


  1. ^ Julia Wilson at FISA WorldRowing.com
  2. ^ a b The Compendium: Official Australian Olympic Statistics 1896–2002. Australian Olympic Committee. p. 193. ISBN 0-7022-3425-7.