Queensland born Jessica Hall will be making her Australian Olympic Team debut at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the Women’s Quadruple Sculls. The 2012 U23 World Champion, in the same boat class, will be competing alongside Madeleine Edmunds, Jennifer Cleary and Kerry Hore.
Taking up rowing in 2005, Hall won her first medal at the Junior World Rowing Championships in 2009 when she won a silver medal in the Women’s Quadruple Sculls. She backed up that performance in 2012 with a World Championships title in 2012 at the U23 level.
A member of Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club, the 24-year-old had a strong national season, and was crowned the Australian National champion in the Women’s Quadruple Sculls in Penrith, New South Wales.
A regular medallist at World Rowing Cups, Hall is currently studying a joint honours degree, in Criminology and Psychology, at Griffith University.
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Quadruple Scull Women
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 2nd - (W4x) 2016 World Rowing Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland)
- 5th – (W4x) 2016 World Rowing Cup 2 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
- 1st – (W4x) 2016 Australian National Championships (Sydney, Australia)
- 5th – (W4x) 2015 World Rowing Championships (Aiguebelette, France)
- 2nd – (W4x) 2015 World Rowing Cup 3 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
- U23 World Rowing Championships in the Women's Quad in 2012
- Winning the 2014 World Cup in Sydney, this is highlight because it was the first race and start of the now 3 year journey with this crew.
- World Cup 3 2016, Silver, Poznan, Poland
- Graceville State School
- St Peters Lutheran College
- Bachelor of Psychological Science- Griffith University
Tom Westgarth 2011-Current
Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club
Queensland Academy of Sport
Primary Training Base
Queensland Academy Of Sport
Secondary Training Base
Australian Institute of Sport
- None of that rubbish!
- Favourite food
- Anything chocolate
- Favourite holiday destination
- I love the Whitsunday's!
- Favourite music
- Hard question! Too many to choose. Probably RHCP and Ben Howard
- Dream car
- Vintage Fiat Cinquecento
- Personal Motto
- Be the best I can be in all I do
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Having coffee with my friends
- Just my ears! Fully boring!
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Rugby sevens might be on the list for 2024 I think!
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- I'm inspired by my crew mate Kerry, who is creating history this year by competing at 4 Olympic Games. She's the only Aussie female rower to ever do that. I find that, and her as an athlete incredibly inspirational.
- First Olympic Memory?
- Cathy Freeman in that fresh suit in Sydney
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- My parents. My dad is incredibly resilient and has always taught me to work hard for success in anything in life. My mum has an incredibly charismatic personality. She has such a friendly, easy going attitude to all aspects of life and I have tried to take a lot of what I've learnt from her into my own rowing career.
- Why this sport?
- Because it is the ultimate team sport. I love working so closely with my crew mates and coach to make our boat go as fast as possible.