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Malcolm Robertson

Above is 1978 Australian lightweight eight – Mal is second from left

1975 – Interstate Men’s Youth Eight Championship four seat – First

1975 – National Championships Schoolboy Eight four seat – First

1976 – National Championships Men’s Junior Eight bow – Second

1977 – National Championship Men’s Lightweight Eight – First

1977 – World Championships – Men’s Lightweight Eight two seat – Bronze

1978 – World Championships – Men’s Lightweight Eight two seat – Bronze

1987 – Interstate Men’s Lightweight Four Championship two seat – Second

1988 – Interstate Men’s Lightweight Four Championship two seat – First

1989 – National Championships Men’s Lightweight Four two seat – First

1989 – National Championships – Men’s Lightweight Pair stroke – First

1990 –Interstate Men’s Lightweight Four Championship two seat – First

1990 – World Championships – Men’s Lightweight Eight two seat – Fifth

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Mal is front row far left – 1977 Australian lightweight eight

mmenced his rowing at Geelong College in 1974. In 1975 under coach David Ramage and with fellow inductee Simon Gillett, he won the National Championship Schoolboy Eight Championship and the Wilkinson Cup. He joined Mercantile in 1976 and raced in the junior eights at the National Championships finishing second. In 1977 he won a national championship and bronze medal at the World Championships. After a year off, he returned to racing in 1980 but struggled with making weight and was ill. He returned to a successful rowing career in 1987 and finished with the Australian lightweight eight at the World Championships in Barrington in 1990. He was a very strong and tough lightweight rower. He enjoyed club rowing but his strenuous work commitments made it difficult to manage both activities.

 

Andrew Guerin October 2011

 

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