Newsflash: Eddy bound for London

LOCAL rower Anthony Edwards has been named as a member of the Australian lightweight four that will compete at this year’s Olympic Games in London. The decision was made at the Rowing Australia National Selection Trials at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith earlier tonight.

National selectors are continuing to consider a range of crews for the other rowing events. All athletes will be rested tomorrow before trialing continues in the remaining boat classes on Tuesday. The selection trials will conclude on Sunday, April 1. After that it will be straight into preparations for pre-Olympic events in Lucerne, Switzerland (May 25–27) and Munich, Germany (June 15–17).

Ballarat-born Anthony Edwards lives at Molesworth with his family and has two silver medals and one bronze from his four previous Olympic outings. London will be his fifth Olympics which is an outstanding feat. Earlier this month he was named the “rower’s rower of the year” by Rowing Australia.

Edwards is a member of the New Norfolk Rowing Club and works as the state development officer for Rowing Tasmania. Fellow New Norfolk Rowing Club members Kate Hornsey and Kerry Hore are also up for Olympic selection as is former New Norfolk rower Dana Faletic who is in the midst of a successful comeback to the sport.

Edwards was featured in the Mercury last week.

MONDAY UPDATE: Kate Hornsey has today been recommended for Olympic selection. Kate is the daughter of Brian and Anne Hornsey from Molesworth.

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