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Brian Richardson

Above – 1980 Olympic eight stroked by Brian

Adelaide University Boat Club then Monash University Boat Club, Mercantile Rowing Club & Banks Rowing Club

1966 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (SA) four seat – Third

1967 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (SA) four seat – Third

1968 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (SA) stroke – Fourth

1970 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (SA) bow – Second

1971 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (SA) seven seat – Second

1972 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (SA) seven seat – Fourth

1973 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (SA) stroke – Third

1974 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (SA) stroke – Second

1975 – World Championships – Men’s Eight six seat – Sixth

1975 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (VIC) six seat – Third

1976 – Olympic Games – Men’s Eight emergency– Fifth

1976 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (VIC) stroke – Second

1977 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (VIC) five seat – Third

1978 – World Championships – Men’s Coxless Four stroke – Ninth

1978 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (VIC) stroke – Second

1979 – World Championships Men’s Eight stroke – Fourth

1979 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship (VIC) stroke – First

1980 – Olympic Games – Men’s Eight stroke – Fifth

1980 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship stroke (VIC) – First

1985 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship VIC coach – First

1986 – Commonwealth Games – Men’s Coxless Four coach – Fourth

1986 – Commonwealth Games – Men’s Coxless Pair coach – Fifth

1986 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship VIC coach – First

1987 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship VIC co-coach – First

1988 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship VIC co-coach – First

1989 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship coach – Race not conducted due to a cyclone.

1989 – Interstate Men’s Sculling Championship coach – Race not conducted due to a cyclone.

1989 – World Championships – Men’s Double Scull coach – Fourth

1989 – Interstate Men’s Eight Challenge coach – First

1990 – Interstate Men’s Sculling Championship coach – Second

1990 – World Championships – Men’s Double Scull coach – Bronze

1991 – Interstate Men’s Sculling Championship coach – First

1991 – World Championships – Men’s Single Scull coach – Fourth

1991 – World Championships – Men’s Quad Scull coach – Twelfth

1992 – Interstate Men’s Sculling Championship coach – Second

1992 – Olympic Games – Men’s Eight coach – Fifth

1993 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship VIC co-coach – First

1993 – Interstate Men’s Sculling Championship co-coach – Fourth

1993-1996 – Head coach Canada

1997 -2000 – Head coach Australia

1999 – World Championships – Men’s Eight coach – Seventh

2000 – Olympic Games – Men’s Eight coach – Silver

2001-2004 – Head coach Canada – Teams won 65 medals at World Championships and Olympic Games

2005-2008 – AIS and National Men’s Head Coach

2005 – World Championships Men’s Coxed Pair coach – Gold

2005 – World Championships Men’s Quad Scull coach – Ninth

2006 – World Championships Men’s Eight coach – Fourth

2006 – World Championships Men’s Coxless Four coach – Fifteenth

2007 – World Championships Men’s Eight coach – Seventh

2007 – World Championships Men’s Coxless Four co-coach – Twelfth

2007 – World Championships Men’s Coxed Pair co-coach – Fourth

2007 – World Championships Men’s Coxless Four co-coach – Twelfth

2008 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship co-coach (NSW) – First

2008 – Olympic Games Men’s Eight coach – Sixth

Between 1986-2008, Brian coached individual crews to 65 medals at World Championships and Olympic Games (7 gold, 4 silver 1 bronze).

kings cup 1980 presentation

Above – 1908 Victorious Victorian Crew – Brian aloft

Brian was a member of Australia II crew which defeated the Americans for the America’s Cup in 1983. He has held prominent coaching positions in Canada, South Korea and Australia. He went to Canada following the Sydney Olympics and returned to Australia in 2004. His rowing record in the Interstate Men’s Eight Championship is magnificent. On his 13th attempt, he won the race and then went to win it as rower and coach a further eight times. His record as head coach is also magnificent, both in Australia and in Canada. In the period 2001-2003, the Canadian team has won 52 medals.

 

Andrew Guerin Sept 2010

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