Sally Kehoe will take to the water in her third Olympic Games, partnering up with Genevieve Horton in the women’s double scull. With two sixth place Olympic finishes Kehoe is keen to stand on the dais at Rio.
Kehoe started rowing in 1999 after she was introduced to the sport whilst at boarding school in Brisbane. Kehoe won her first national championship at the age of 14 and her first Junior World Championship at 16.
At only 21, the Toowoomba native, made her Olympic debut as part of the eight at the 2008 Beijing Games finishing sixth. Kehoe then went on to be one of only two surviving members of the Beijing women's eight at the London 2012 Games and the crew again finished in 6th place.
In the semi-final of the 2014 World Championships, Kehoe and Olympia Aldersey posted the world’s fastest time in the double sculls - 06:37.310. They went on to place third in the final and take home the bronze medal. The pair also won gold at the Sydney and Aiguebelette World Cups in 2014.
Kehoe is related to Australian Olympic swimmer Susie O'Neill through her paternal grandmother. It was Susie’s 1992 Barcelona Olympics performances that inspired the then 5-year-old to become an Olympian.
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Double Scull Women
Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
- 2008 Beijing – 6th (women's eight) 2012 London - 6th (women's eight)
- 2nd – (W2x) 2016 World Rowing Cup II (Lucerne, Switzerland)
- 3rd - (W2x) 2014 World Rowing Championships (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- 1st – (W2x) 2014 Sydney World Cup (Sydney, Australia)
- 6th – (W2x) Olympic Games (London, Great Britain)
- 1st - (W2x) 2010 Aiguebelette World Cup (Aiguebelette, France)
- 2014 in women's double scull - World Cup Tour Winners, Bronze Medallist at World Championships, 2 World cup wins
- World's Best Time holder - women's double scull
- Toowoomba Preparatory School (QLD, Australia)
- St. Margaret's Anglican Girls School (QLD, Australia)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics) - University of New England (2006 - 2011), Masters of International Finance - Deakin University (2012-2016)
Jason Lane (2011 - current)
Sydney University Boat Club
South Australian Sports' Institute
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- You can't read anyone else's star sign.
- Favourite food
- Chobani natural yoghurt with frozen berries or Sticky BBQ Ribs!
- Favourite holiday destination
- Skiing at Val Thorens, France
- Favourite music
- Anything from Lior to Fleetwood Mac to Cat Empire
- Dream car
- A vintage MG convertible
- Personal Motto
- Be loyal to myself.
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- A bet for anything with odds 100 to 1 and hope that it is my lucky day
- Just the conservative ear piercings
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Giant Slalom in the Winter Olympics - you've got to be able to use these quads for something else!
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- The men's double scull in Beijing 2008 with David Crawshay and Scott Brennan winning gold
- First Olympic Memory?
- Susie O'Neill winning Gold at Barcelona Olympics 1992
- Why this sport?
- My older sisters couldn't do it and I could finally be the best in my family at something!