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Spencer Turrin
NSW
ATHLETE STATISTICS
Date of Birth 29/08/1991
Coach Mark Prater, Andrew Randell
Nickname
Height 190cm
Weight 90kgs
Hometown Dungog, Australia
Hobbies Spending time at Sydney Rowing Club
Club RBNTC/Sydney Rowing Club
Previous Rowing Clubs/School St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
Spencer Turrin was named in the men’s four in 2013, along with training partner Alex Lloyd. Turrin has enjoyed considerable success in the four since then, claiming numerous World Cup medals as well as bronze at the 2014 and silver at the 2013 World Championships. Turrin raced in the Men's Four in 2015 and claimed a gold at Lucerne in World Rowing Cup III and a silver at the 2015 World Rowing Championships. In 2016, Turrin was named in the Men's Pair alongisde Alex Lloyd, with the duo finishing sixth at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. For the 2017 World Rowing Cup 2 and World Rowing Championships, Turrin was named in the Men's Four alongside Josh Hicks, Jack Hargreaves and Alex Hill. He went on to win gold in the Men's Four at the 2017 World Championships, the first time in 26 years that Australia had won the boat class.He also raced in the Men's Eight at World Rowing Cup 3 winning a silver medal in 2017. In 2018, Turrin was once again named in the Men's Four - he won gold at World Rowing Cups 2 and 3. He then went on to win back-to-back World Championships in the boat class at the 2018 World Rowing Championships, was named as part of the 2018 Male Crew of the Year by World Rowing (alongside his Men's Four team mates) and won the Grand Challenge Cup as part of Australia's Men's Eight at the 2018 Henley Royal Regatta. At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, held in July 2021, Turrin won an Olympic Gold Medal in the Men's Four with crew mates Alexander Hill, Alexander Purnell and Jack Hargreaves. It was a famous victory that broke Australia's run of three consecutive Olympic Silver Medals in this boat class. Further, the result came almost 25 years to the day since Australia last won gold in this race at Atlanta 1996.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
M4- 2021 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games First Place
M2- 2019 World Rowing Cup 3 First Place
M4- 2018 World Rowing Championships First Place
M4- 2018 World Rowing Cup 3 First Place
M4- 2018 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
M4- 2017 World Rowing Championships First Place
M8+ 2017 World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
M4- 2017 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
M2- 2016 World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
M4- 2015 World Rowing Championships Second Place
M4- 2015 World Rowing Cup III First Place
M4- 2014 World Championships Third Place
M4- 2014 World Rowing Cup 2 Second Place
M4- 2014 World Rowing Cup 1 First Place
M8+ 2014 World Rowing Cup 1 First Place
M4- 2013 World Rowing Championships Second Place
M4- 2013 World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
M4- 2013 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
M4- 2013 World Rowing Cup 1 Second Place
BM8+ 2012 U23 World Championships Third Place