Jessica Hall

Jessica Hall

Rowing Schedule & Results

(Local) / 08:40 AM 8 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quadruple Sculls Repechage 1

6:28.60 (5th)

AUS


(Local) / 01:10 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quadruple Sculls Heat 1

6:37.43 (2nd)

AUS


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Athlete Biography

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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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 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)

Career Highlights

  • 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

Education

  • Primary
    Graceville State School
  • Secondary
    St Peters Lutheran College
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Psychological Science- Griffith University

Training

  • Coach
    Tom Westgarth 2011-Current
  • Club
    Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club
  • Institute/Academy
    Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Queensland Academy Of Sport
  • Secondary Training Base
    Australian Institute of Sport

Q&A

Superstition/s
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
Cancer
I would spend my last $10 on
Having coffee with my friends
Tattoos/Piercings
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.