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Rowing is in a better position
for great successes at the
Commonwealth Games in 2002
following the latest round of
The Australian Sports commission has
provided Rowing with $4.4 million
of the $62.2 million it has available
for Australian Sport in 2001 - 2002.
Brendan Long,21 year old Tamar Rowing Club hopes to be the next national heavyweight rower to come from Tasmania following in the oarstrokes of Stephen Hawkins,the State's last representative.
Brendan came through the state junior ranks after showing promise at St Patricks College,Launceston.
Brendan is hoping that he will win a gold medal in the double scull at Athens in 2004,the event was the same that Stephen Hawkins won in 1992.
Brendan has a place in the 5 man heavyweight quad scull to contest both the under 23 and world rowing championships in
Germany and Switzerland respectively in August 2001.
Brendan will be preparing for the world championships in Canberra.
Good Luck Brendan - you know Launceston will be watching
as you achieve each of your successes .