Dana Faletic

In the women’s quadruple sculls at Athens 2004, Dana Faletic, Rebecca Sattin, Kerry Hore and Amber Bradley were fourth across the line in the final. After the medals had been presented it was discovered that a member of the third-placed crew, from Ukraine, failed the drugs test and Australia was elevated to the bronze medal position.  At the 2003 World Championships in the same event, Faletic, Hore and Bradley won the gold medal in 2003 and Faletic collected another bronze medal three years later.

After giving the sport away in 2006 the Canberra returned in 2011 and remarkably made the 2012 Australian Olympic Team. Faletic competed alongside compatriots Kerry Hore, Pauline Frasca and Amy Clay, again in the quadruple sculls. The crew finished second in their heat and then qualified for the final after winning the repechage. The Aussies were fourth at each 500m mark, and the finish line, coming in just behind the USA crew who claimed bronze, with Ukraine winning gold and Germany claiming silver.

 

Olympic Results

2012 London

Quadruple Scull - Women
Final A FALETIC, D; HORE, K; FRASCA, P; CLAY, A 6:41.67 4
Repechage 1 FALETIC, D; HORE, K; FRASCA, P; CLAY, A 6:18.80 FA 1
Heat 2 FALETIC, D; HORE, K; FRASCA, P; CLAY, A 6:17.52 R 2
Final Placing 4 / 8

2004 Athens

Quadruple Scull - Women
Heats FALETIC, D; SATTIN, R; BRADLEY, A; HORE, K 6:23.46 3rd
Repechages FALETIC, D; SATTIN, R; BRADLEY, A; HORE, K 6:24.67 3rd
Final A FALETIC, D; SATTIN, R; BRADLEY, A; HORE, K 6:34.73 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 8