Phoebe Stanley

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Phoebe Stanley
Personal information
Nickname(s) Pheebs
Nationality Australia
Born (1985-10-17) 17 October 1985 (age 31)
Height 168 cm (66 in) (2012)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb) (2012)
Country Australia
Sport Rowing

Phoebe Stanley (born 17 October 1985) is an Australian rower. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in rowing.


Nicknamed Pheebs, Stanley was born on 17 October 1985 in Geelong.[1] She went to school at Wallington Primary School and attended high school at The Geelong College in Victoria before studying for a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne from 2004 to 2007.[1] She dealt with a heart arrhythmia in 2011.[2] As of 2012, she lives in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda.[2]


Stanley is a rower competing in pairs and doubles races.[2][1] She attempted to qualify for the Australian rowing team for the 2008 Summer Olympics but was unsuccessful.[2] Following non-selection, she considered quitting the sport.[2] In 2011, she finished 7th in the pair event at the 2011 World Cup 3 in Lucerne, Switzerland and won the pairs and eight events at the 2011 Australian Rowing Championships in West Lakes, Australia.[1] She missed the World Championships in 2011 because of health problems.[2]

Stanley finished 5th in the eight event at the 2012 World Cup 3 in Munich, Germany and 4th in the same event at the 2012 World Cup 2 in Lucerne, Switzerland.[1] She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in rowing in the eights.[3][4][5] Rowers in the eight boat have nicknamed their team the "Motley Crew".[4] She earned selection on the boat after a battle between ten women for eight spots.[6] Prior to going to London, she participated in a training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport European Training Centre in Varese, Italy.[7]

Stanley had attempted to earn selection to the London Games in the double sculls event but did not make it.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e "London 2012 - Phoebe Stanley". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "My Voice: Phoebe Stanley". Melbourne Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  3. ^ "London 2012 - Athlete Search". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  4. ^ a b "Australia name 46-strong rowing squad hoping to claim "avalanche of medals" at London 2012 | Rowing". 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Olympic rowing team named — ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Stanley in 10-strong women's eight squad | Geelong, VIC, Australia". 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  7. ^ "Proud day for Tassie rowing Sport — The Mercury — The Voice of Tasmania". The Mercury. 2012-06-23. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  8. ^ Tighe, Karen (2012-07-04). "Join WA's Olympians on the road to London — ABC Perth — Australian Broadcasting Corporation". Retrieved 2012-07-10.