Birthdate12 Sep 1996
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Rising Star – February 2020
It's no wonder 23-year-old Australian rower Annabelle McIntyre enjoyed 2019. She won two silver medals at the World Rowing Championships - in the eight and in the pair. And, of course, she's looking for even more in 2020.
Both of the World Champ races were... very special in their own right - I loved racing in the pair but there is always something very special about standing on the podium with eight of your teammates.
I enjoyed this past season immensely... I think that the results reflect very consistent training and programming from the whole team. Every season the standard is getting higher and higher and I love the challenge of trying to reach that standard.
I started rowing through... my local club (Fremantle Rowing Club in Perth, Western Australia) at the recommendation of some family friends. I'd just stopped swimming competitively and needed something to do keep myself fit and health (and sane). What kept me there in the beginning was the people and the community the club had created - and then I began to love rowing itself.
My favourite part of training is... definitely racing.
One of the parts of training that doesn't come naturally is... weights, but we're working on them.
The eight and the pair each have... their own preferable characteristics. I love that in an eight, for you to move the boat as fast as possible, requires all nine people to be on the same page and working together. In saying that though, I love how responsive a pair is and that you are able to feel what even the smallest technical changes can make and how they affect boat speed.
My plan for 2020 is... pretty simple - get selected and then, whatever boat I'm in, try and move it as fast as possible.!
My ultimate rowing dream is... a tricky question to answer. A gold medal at the Olympics would definitely be up there - as it would be for many people - but I think ultimately it would be to see how much I can learn about myself from this sport and how far I can push myself without coming to regret the decisions I've made.
I've been given a lot of great advice over the years... but there is one thing that comes to mind whenever this question is asked, "treat every stroke like it's a racing stroke." Something else comes after that but basically that small statement is something I come back to whenever I feel like I'm losing track of what I'm meant to be doing.
At the moment I’m a... fulltime athlete, but in previous years I would be studying at university and probably working on the side.
For fun I... usually love the outdoors and physical activity. But, it's quite hard to fit a lot of my favourite hobbies in -like hiking and rock climbing. So at the moment I'll probably be reading a book, playing a game or hanging out with my friends.