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australian rowers profiles and history

Colin J Smith

Riverside Rowing Club (SA) then Melbourne University Boat Club (Vic)
1970 – Interstate Men’s Lightweight Four Championship two seat (SA) – First
1971 – Interstate Men’s Lightweight Four Championship bow (SA) – Second
1972 – Interstate Men’s Lightweight Four Championship bow (SA) – Third
1973 – Interstate Men’s Lightweight Four Championship three seat (SA) – Second
1974 – Interstate Men’s Lightweight Four Championship (VIC) bow – First
1974 – World Championships – Men’s Lightweight Four – Gold
1975 – Interstate and National Championship Men’s Lightweight Four Championship bow – First
1975 – World Championships – Men’s Lightweight Four bow – Bronze
1977 – Interstate and National Championship Men’s Lightweight Four Championship bow – First
1977 – World Championships – Men’s Lightweight Four bow – Silver
1978 – Interstate Men’s Lightweight Four Championship emergency
1978 – World Championships – Men’s Lightweight Eight stroke – Bronze
1978 – World Championships – Women’s selector
1979 – Interstate Men’s Lightweight Four Championship stroke – First
1979 – National Championship Men’s Lightweight Eight stroke - First
1979 – World Championships – Men’s Lightweight Eight – selected but withdrew for business reasons
1981 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship coach – Second
1981 - National Championships Men's Coxless Four coach - First and Second
1998-2000 – Board member of Rowing Australia
2001- 2009 Board member Rowing Australia & Chairman of the High Performance Commission
2009 to 2015 – President of Rowing Australia and Co Chairman of the National Rowing Centre of Excellence

1974 FISA Championship Four - Colin in bow seat

Colin has been a Management Consultant for the past 23 years and was a Senior Partner with a leading international strategy firm, operating as a specialist advisor in the areas of media, entertainment and sport. More recently Colin has started a special media rights advisory advising practice advising leading professional sports globally on their media rights. He was recently described by the Sydney Morning Herald as "The Man who holds the key to TV Sport" through his advisory roles across NRL, Cricket, Rugby, Football and AFL. Both Colin's children also rowed with daughter Sarah winning Blues from Melbourne University and son Tim also with a Blue and rowed for Australia from 2003 to 2006 winning like his father a Bronze medal in the lightweight eight in 2004.

Andrew Guerin 2011

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