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Athlete Profiles / Kathryn Ross

Kathryn Ross
Date of Birth 25/06/1981
Coach Renae Domaschenz
Nickname Kat
Height 165cm
Weight 68kgs
Hometown Warrnambool, Australia
Previous Rowing Clubs/School Lakes Rowers, Nestles Rowing Club
When Kathryn Ross was two years old, an accident with a ride on lawn mower at home left her with a deformity in her right leg. The accident did little to quell her love of sports and in 2006 she took up rowing. A year later, she combined with John MacLean to win silver at the Adaptive World Championships in Munich. The pair then went on to win silver at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, agonisingly missing the gold to China by less than one second. After Beijing, Ross rowed with a number of partners before she found the right fit with Gavin Bellis. At their first international competition together, the pair won silver at the Gavirate International Regatta in Italy. The pair then backed it up with gold at the Italian National Championships and gold at the World Cup 3 in Munich. In 2012 the pair competed at the London Paralympic Games, finishing fifth. She is currently studying Nursing at University of Canberra and work part time at the Australian Sports Commission in Finance. In 2015, Ross claimed her third consecutive World Rowing Championship in the TA Mixed Double Scull alongside Gavin Bellis, and was once again named in the same crew in 2016. After a brief hiatus from the sport, Ross was named in 2019 in the PR2 Women's Single Scull for the World Rowing Championships. Ross and Simon Albury were selected to Row in the PR2 Mixed Double Sculls for the rescheduled 2020 Paralympic Games.  The duo won the B-Final, which gave them an overall boat class ranking of 7th place. At the 2022 World Rowing Championships held in Račice, Czech Republic, Ross raced in the PR2 Women’s Single Scull and won a Silver Medal.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
PR2 W1X 2022 World Rowing Championships Second Place
PR2 W1x 2019 World Rowing Championships First Place
TAMix2x 2016 World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
TAMix2x 2015 World Rowing Championships First Place
TAMix2x 2015 World Rowing Cup II, Varese First Place
TAMix2x 2014 World Championships First Place
TAMix2x 2013 World Championships First Place
TAMix2x 2012 Munich World Cup First Place
TAMix2x 2011 World Championships Third Place
TAMix2x 2010 World Championships Third Place
TAMix2x 2010 Bled World Cup Second Place
TAMix2x 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games Second Place
TAMix2x 2007 World Championships Second Place