Geelong-born Jennifer Cleary will be making her Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, competing in the Women’s Quadruple Sculls. Named alongside Kerry Hore, Madeleine Edmunds and Jessica Hall, the Victorian athlete has been part of this crew set up since 2013.
Having grown up around rowing, both her parents take a keen interest in the sport, Cleary first stepped in a boat in 2005 and make her international racing debut in 2013 at World Rowing Cup 1 in the Women’s Double Sculls.
Cleary’s breakout year came in 2014 when she competed in the Women’s Quadruple Sculls at World Rowing Cup 1 in Sydney and snapped up a gold medal alongside her crew mates.
Having completed a degree in Neuroscience at Melbourne University at the end of 2015, Cleary has recently sat the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test as she is hoping, in 2017, to begin a medical degree. The 23-year-old will find out just before the Games if she has been successful in her exams and progression to medical school.
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Quadruple Scull Women
Geelong, VIC, Australia
Manifold Heights, VIC, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 5th – (W4x) 2016 World Rowing Cup 2 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
- 5th – (W4x) 2015 World Rowing Championships (Aiguebelette, France)
- 2nd – (W4x) 2015 World Rowing Cup 3 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
- 5th – (W4x) 2015 World Rowing Cup 2 (Varese, Italy)
- 4th – (W4x) 2014 World Rowing Championships (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Gold at 2014 World Rowing Cup 1 In Penrith, Sydney in W4X
- 4th at 2014 World Rowing Championship in Amsterdam, Netherlands in W4X
- Silver ar 2015 World Rowing Cup 2 in Lucerne, Switzerland in W4X
- Manifold Heights Primary School (VIC, Australia)
- The Geelong College (VIC, Australia)
- Bachelor of Science - University of Melbourne (2012-2015)
Toom Westgarth (2013-current), Bill Tail (2014- current), Mark Fangen-Hall and David Colvin (2012-2013)
Mercantile Rowing Club
Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS)
Primary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Peanut Butter
- Favourite holiday destination
- Favourite music
- What ever is on the radio in the car
- Dream car
- One that can fly :)
- Personal Motto
- When the going gets tough, the tough get going
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- 3 coffees
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Bob Sledding
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Cathy Freeman's 400m at Sydney Olympics
- Why this sport?
- For the sheer physical challenge and the friends and the commraderie that develop and support you