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Athlete Profiles / Karsten Forsterling

Karsten Forsterling
Date of Birth 21/01/1980
Coach Ian Wright, Mark Prater and Andrew Randell
Nickname Karst
Height 191cm
Weight 92kgs
Hometown Melbourne, Australia
Club Melbourne University BC
Previous Rowing Clubs/School Melbourne Grammar
Karsten is dual Olympian and former World Champion Rower.  He competed in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games winning Bronze and then a Silver medal in the Men's Quadruple Scull.
Karsten has raised a young family and managed a career as a Civil Engineer while rowing on the National Team for more than 20 years.  The 39 year-old attributes his longevity as a sportsperson to the resilience learned through his family and career.  Since the Rio Olympic Games, Karsten has worked on major infrastructure projects including as a Delivery Manager on Melbourne's Level Crossing Removal Project and as a Structures Lead for the new Melbourne Metro Town Hall Station.  He has recently relocated with his wife and three children to Canberra in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  He trains full-time alongside his teammates at the Reinhold Batschi Men's National Rowing Training Center on Lake Burley Griffin.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
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 2012 London Olympic Games Third Place
M4x 2011 World Rowing Championships First Place
M4x 2011 World Rowing Cup 3 Third Place
M4x 2010 World Rowing Championships Third Place
M8+ 2008 World Rowing Cup 1 First Place
M8+ 2006 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
M8+ 2006 World Rowing Cup 1 Third Place
M8+ 2002 World Rowing CUp 3 Second Place
BM8+ 2000 Nations Cup Second Place