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Awarded for service to sport and recreation
Born: 3 July 1980 - Hobart, Tasmania
Entered on roll: 2017
“Rowed at four Olympics”
Kerry Hore became the first female rower to compete at four Olympic Games when she was selected for the Australian team to compete at the Rio Olympics in 2016 at the age of 35.
Kerry’s first Olympic Games were in Athens in 2004 where she was a crew member in the women’s quad scull that won the bronze medal. Kerry also represented Australia at the Beijing and London Olympics.
Kerry started rowing in 1997 while in Year 10 at Ogilvie High School. Kerry enrolled at The Friends’ School and then started rowing for the Huon Rowing Club where the lightweight four were training in preparation for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Seeing two Tasmanians training for the Olympics was an inspiration.
Kerry consistently represented Tasmania at the interstate Regatta within the Australian Rowing Championships. From 2003 to 2015, she raced for Tasmania on four occasions in Queen Elizabeth Cup VIIIs and on eight occasions she sculled for the Nell Slatter Cup. Kerry rowed in both boats at the 2007 and 2008 championships.
In 2003, Kerry was on the World Cup podium for the first time by winning gold as a member of the women’s quad scull in Lucerne. The crew went on to win the 2003 World Championships in Italy. Kerry has since placed on the podium at World Championships three times, winning silver in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
During Kerry’s rowing career she trained with the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and continued to row at Huon.
Kerry graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Pharmacy and works as a pharmacist.
Kerry enjoys visiting schools and working in the canteen at Rowing Tasmania’s opening pennant regattas and making brownies for the competitors.