Melbourne on the Australian Olympic team
Among those who have been selected are Olympic legends and emerging sports stars, many of whom have nurtured their sporting talents and interests through Melbourne University Sport’s facilities and coaching staff.
University Provost Professor Margaret Sheil says just ‘making the Olympic team’ is an incredible achievement.
“Educating the whole person involves academic as well as physical and cultural activities, and I’m thrilled to see so many of our Melbourne sportsmen and women included on the Olympic team. We’ll watch their progress through the Games and look forward to hearing about their experiences when they return.”
Team leadership and staff include:
- Alumnus Nick Green - Australian Chef de Mission; 1992 and 1996 Olympic Gold medalist (Rowing)
- Alumna Kitty Chiller - Australian Deputy Chef de Mission; 2000 Olympian (Modern Pentathlon)
- Former MU Boat Club Head Coach Chris O’Brien - Rowing Coach for Mens 4
- Alumnus Michael Makdissi – Swimming Team Doctor
- Alumna Alison Campbell – Paralympic Team Physiotherapist
- MU Athletics Club member Lisa Weightman – Women’s Marathon
- School of Land and Environment student Sarah Tait – Women’s Rowing 2 and Women’s Rowing Captain; 2008 Olympian
- MU Boat Club member Lizzy Patrick - Women’s Rowing 8; Multi-Australian representative
- Alumna Robyn Selby-Smith – Women’s Rowing 8; Multi-Australian representative
- Alumna and MU Boat Club member Phoebe Stanley - Women’s Rowing 8 Multi-Australian representative
- Law student James Marburg - Mens Rowing 2; 2008 Beijing Olympic Silver Medalist
- Graduate School of Business and Economics student Cameron McKenzie-McHarg (right) - Mens Rowing 8 and Men’s Rowing Captain; 2008 Olympic Silver medallist
- Science student Josh Booth – Mens Rowing 8s; Multi-Australian representative
- Arts/Law Alumna Kim Crow (right) - Women’s Rowing 2s and/or sculls; 2008 Olympian
- MU Boat Club member Karsten Fosterling - Men’s Rowing 4s; 2010 World Champion
- MU Boat Club member Will Lockwood - Men’s Rowing 4s; Multi-Australian representative
- Alumni David Crawshay - Men’s Rowing 4s; 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist.