Genevieve Horton will be competing at her first Olympic Games and will be partnering with Sally Kehoe in the Women’s Double Sculls. At just 21, Horton will be the youngest member of the Australian rowing section at the Rio Olympic Games.
A Sydney-local, it was not long ago, just 2013, that Horton mad her international debut for Australia. The Mosman Rowing Club athlete became a Junior World Champion in 2013 when she won gold in the Junior Women’s Pair alongside Jessie Allen. Later that year, Horton went on to win gold in Australia’s Senior Women’s Eight at the 2013 World Rowing Cup in Sydney.
In 2014, Horton and Allen once again paired up and this time won a bronze medal at the 2014 U23 World Rowing Championships. In 2015, Horton made her first senior crew at a World Rowing Championships, competing in the Women’s Pair, where she finished 13th overall. Post-event Horton re-evaluated her rowing options and returned to sculling in a bid to secure a place in the Olympic team and after some strong performances at selection trials was selected to compete alongside Kehoe in 2016.
While training in Canberra this season, Horton continues to study part-time and is an avid lover of all animals and says if she wasn’t a rower she probably would have been a vet. In 2016 she won both the U23 national title in the Women’s Single Sculls and also the National title in the Women’s Double Sculls, alongside Kehoe.
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Double Scull Women
North Sydney, NSW, Australia
Gordon, NSW, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 2rd - (W2x) 2016 World Rowing Cup 2 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
- 1st – (W1x) 2016 U23 Australian National Championships (Sydney, Australia)
- 3rd - (W2-) 2014 U23 World Rowing Championships (Varese, Italy)
- 1st (W8+) 2013 World Rowing Cup (Sydney, Australia)
- 1st - (W2-) 2013 World Rowing Championships (Trakai, Lithuania)
- Gold Medal at World Junior Rowing Championships 2013, Trakai, Lithuania - Women's Pair
- Gold Medal in World Rowing Cup 1 2013, Sydney, Australia - Women's 8
- Bronze Medal at World under 23 Rowing championsips 2014, Varese, Italy - Women's Pair
- Pymble Public School, NSW, Australia
- Pymble Ladies College, NSW, Australia
- Bachelor of Management in Events and Leisure
Rhett Ayliffe 2015-Current
Mosman Rowing Club, Sydney, NSW, Aus
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Should be thrown out the window!
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Anywhere in the aussie outback - there is so much to explore!
- Favourite music
- Anything that featured on a hits for kids mix CD circa 2006
- Dream car
- a VW van I can live in
- Personal Motto
- If you're going to do something, do it well!
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Some good food for the ride!
- A few ear piercings and a belly button ring which is as far as my rebellious phase ever went...
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Beach Volleyball
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- The french men's pair final in Sydney
- First Olympic Memory?
- Going to watch the athletics in Sydney, shame I was so little and had no idea what was really going on
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- Steven Bradbury - It's not over till it's over and encapsulates the aussie spirit
- Why this sport?
- It was the only sport I could make the 1sts in at school so thought I better stick to it