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Athlete Profiles / Cameron Girdlestone

Cameron Girdlestone
NSW
ATHLETE STATISTICS
Date of Birth 29/04/1988
Coach Ian Wright, Mark Prater and Andrew Randell
Nickname Cam, Girds
Height 190cm
Weight 93kgs
Hometown Sydney, Australia
Hobbies
Club Sydney University Boat Club/RBNTC
Previous Rowing Clubs/School Kings School, Paramatta
In 2003, Cameron Girdlestone made the switch from cricket to rowing. Two years later he competed in the men’s four at the Junior World Championships in Germany. He contested the U23 World Championships in 2007 and then made his first senior team in 2014. At the first World Cup of that year in Sydney, Girdlestone took gold in the quad scull and silver in the pair and went on to compete in the quad scull at World Cup 3 and the 2014 World Championships. Girdlestone is a PDHPE teacher at the Shore School, and enjoys working with the students in their academic and sporting endeavours. When racing, he likes to do a good solid warm up and then have a drink from his good luck water bottle. In 2015 Girdlestone competed in the Men's Quadruple Scull and won a silver medal at the World Rowing Championships in France and in 2016, he was named once again in the Men's Quadruple Sculls, and at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games he went on to win an Olympic silver medal in the boat class with Sasha Belonogoff, James McRae and Karsten Forsterling. After a brief hiatus from the sport, Girdlestone returned to the Reinhold Batschi Men's NTC in October 2018 and was named in the Men's Quadruple Scull for the 2019 World Rowing Cups.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
M4x 2019 World Rowing Cup 2 Second Place
M4x 2016 Rio Olympic Games Second Place
M4x 2016 World Rowing Cup 3 First Place
M4x 2016 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
M4x 2015 World Rowing Championships Second Place
M4X 2014 Sydney World Cup First Place
M2X 2014 Sydney World Cup Second Place