Five-time world champion and triple Olympic gold medalist Drew Ginn is one of Australia's most successful ever rowers.
He won the men's coxless fours at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics as part of Australia's Oarsome Foursome, and after a severe back injury forced him to withdraw from the Sydney 2000 Games, he returned to the water in 2002, teaming up with fellow Oarsome Foursome rower James Tomkins in the coxless pairs and finishing fourth in that year's World Championships. In Milan in 2003, he and James Tomkins were the surprise winners, beating British favourites and defending champions Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell. At the Athens Games in 2004, Drew and James won the gold medal in the coxless pairs. 2006 brought yet another coxless pair World Championship gold medal in Eton, and Drew and Duncan Free successfully defended the title the following year in Munich. In Beijing in 2008, Drew and Duncan claimed Olympic gold, and in London in 2012 Drew won a silver silver medal in the Australian men's coxless four.
Inducted as a member of the Rowing Victoria Hall of Fame in 2010, Drew briefly took up competitive road bicycle racing to immediate success, winning the the 2009 Oceania time trial championships and finishing sixth at the 2010 Australian national road championships.
After retiring from competition, Drew Ginn was appointed National Head Coach - Integration of Rowing Australia in 2012, responsible for the consistent delivery of the national training and technical model across all Australian performance rowing programs.
Drew Ginn has extensive coaching experience on all levels, including at Melbourne's Scotch College. In his business career, Drew has successfully worked as presenter, mentor and facilitator, and as an Associate with Melbourne Business School and Mt Eliza Executive Education, he has been involved with a range of groups, from corporate Australia to local communities and schools, all with diverse needs, expectations and experiences.
Client Comments for Drew Ginn
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- It was a pleasure to work with Drew on this event. He was very organised and thorough in his preparation and an excellent MC. His tailored his key note presentation to fit within our event theme of work health and safety, which resonated very well with our audience.
Master Plumbers Association Victoria
"Fantastic as always."
Local Government Association of Queensland
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