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Leah Saunders
Date of Birth 07/02/1993
Coach John Keogh, Tom Westgarth & Ellen Randell
Nickname Le, Saunders, LFS
Height 178cm
Weight 70kgs
Hometown Maclean, New South Wales
Hobbies Coffee, drawing, getting my back cracked, expanding my sock collection
Club HPNTC/Sydney RC
Previous Rowing Clubs/School Lower Clarence RC
Leah Saunders joined the Hancock Prospecting Women's National Training Centre at the end of 2016. The New South Welshwoman works in Paediatric Occupational Therapy and in 2015 was part of the Australian U23 Women's Quadruple Scull that won a silver medal at the World Rowing U23 Championships. In 2017, Saunders was named in the Women's Quadruple Scull alongside Genevieve Horton, Rowena Meredith and Caitlin Cronin. The crew won medals at both World Rowing Cup 2 and 3. In 2018, Saunders made the switch to sweep rowing and was selected in the Women's Eight for World Rowing Cups 2 and 3 and World Rowing Championships.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
W8+ 2019 World Rowing Championships Second Place
W8+ 2019 World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
W8+ 2019 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
W8+ 2018 World Rowing Championships Third Place
W8+ 2018 World Rowing Cup 2, Linz Third Place
W4x 2017 World Rowing Cup 3 Third Place
W4x 2017 World Rowing Cup 2 Second Place
BW4x 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships Second Place