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Emily Martin

Above – 2001 World Champion Eight – Emily in 5 seat

1997 – Interstate Women’s Youth Eight Championship four seat – First

1998 – Interstate Women’s Youth Eight Championship seven seat – First

1998 – Nations Cup – Women’s Four two seat – Gold

1999 – Interstate Women’s Eight Championship three seat – First

1999 – World Championships – Women’s Eight five seat – Fifth

2000 – Interstate Women’s Eight Championship – First

2000 – Olympic Games – Women’s Eight seven seat – Fifth

2001 – Interstate Women’s Eight Championship four seat – First

2001 – World Championships – Women’s Pair bow – Fourth

2001 – World Championships – Women’s Eight five seat – Gold

2002 – Interstate Women’s Eight Championship stroke – Second

2002 – World Championships – Women’s Pair bow – Sixth

2003 – Interstate Women’s Eight Championship seven seat – Second

2004 – Interstate Women’s Eight Championship two seat – Third

2005 – Interstate Women’s Eight Championships five – Gold

2005 – World Championships Women’s Eight five– Gold

2005 – World Championships Women’s Four two– Gold

2006 – Interstate Women’s Eight Championships five – Gold

2006 – World Championships Women’s Eight seven– Bronze

2006 – World Championships Women’s Pair bow – Ninth

2007 – Interstate Women’s Eight Championships three – Gold

2007 – World Championships Women’s Four three – Bronze

2010 – Interstate Women’s Eight Championships seven – Gold

2005, World Rowing Championships, Nagaragawa International Regatta Course, Gifu, JAPAN: [A Finals] AUS W4- Bow Robyn Selby-Smith, Saturday 03.09.2005.    © Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images - email images@intersport-images.com

2005, World Rowing Championships AUS W4- Emily Martin 3 seat

Emily, now Emily Carmody, started rowing at Ballarat Grammar School which then was located at Wendouree Ballarat boatshed. She was inspired by seeing 1996 Atlanta Olympian Anthony Edwards around the shed and progressed to club rowing in the same manner as he had done. Whilst primarily a Wendouree Ballarat Rowing Club member, Emily rowed extensively at Mercs.

 

Emily regards the highlight of her career as “the 2001 Women’s eight gold at the Lake of the Gods, the Rotsee in Lucerne”. It was the first ever medal for an Australian women’s eight at a World Championships. Emily also tells the story that “the cox box stopped working half way down the course so it was lucky we all knew the race plan!” Her other highlight was of course the 2005 Women’s eight gold at World Championships in Gifu Japan. Locally, Emily always enjoyed the Interstate races and in particular, the 2005 Victorian crew which raced excellently.

 

Even with her great results, she regards the best thing that she got out of rowing was the great and ongoing friendships made with crew mates along the journey.

 

Andrew Guerin Sept 2015

 

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