Megan Marcks

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Megan Marcks
Medal record
Women’s Rowing
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Coxless pair
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 Tampere Coxless pair
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Indianapolis Coxless four

Megan Leanne Marcks (née Still), OAM[1] (born 19 October 1972) is a former Australian representative and Olympic champion coxless pair rower who represented Australia at the Summer Olympics in 1992 and 1996.

Rowing career[edit]

Marcks was born in 1972 in Queanbeyan, New South Wales.[2] She was selected by the Australian Institute of Sport as a candidate rower (based on physique and aerobic capacity) through their Talent Identification program in 1988, having had no former involvement with the sport, although Marcks had had a successful career as a junior athlete.[2]

She initially competed at the Olympic-level in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, where her boat achieved the position of sixth in the women's coxless four final; team mates were Jodie Dobson, Emmy Snook, and Kate Slatter. Two years later, Slatter and Marcks achieved bronze in the women's four at the 1994 World Rowing Championships. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Slatter and Marcks—with Alison Davies and Victoria Toogood in the team—achieved a gold medal in the women's coxless pair, winning by 0.39 seconds over the American team.

Marcks and Slatter were the first Australian female rowing crew to win a gold medal at an Olympic Games.[2]

Notable rowing accomplishments[edit]

  • 1990 Junior World Championships-France, Women's Eight: 4th
  • 1992 Olympics-Barcelona, Women's Four: 6th
  • 1993 World Championships-Czech Republic, Women's Four: 6th
  • 1994 World Championships-Indianapolis, Women's Four: 3rd
  • 1994 C'Wealth Games Regatta-Canada, Women's Four: 2nd
  • 1994 C'wealth Games Regatta-Canada, Women's Eight: 2nd
  • 1995 World Championships-Finland, Women's Pair: 1st
  • 1996 Olympics-Atlanta, Women's Pair: 1st

Post retirement rowing honours[edit]

Queanbeyan's "Megan Still Court" immediately adjacent the City Council Chambers

Marcks is honoured within her home city of Queanbeyan (New South Wales, Australia) by the naming of "Megan Still Court", which is located adjacent to the Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council chambers. She retired from the sport in 1997. She is married and has a daughter and a son.[citation needed] She works with the ACT Academy of Sport on talent programs.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Still, Megan Leanne, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Megan Marcks". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Still, Megan: Australian Sports Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Megan Marcks OAM". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Dutton, Chris (8 December 2012). "Marcks gives AIS talent camps the thumps up". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 

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