Elizabeth Patrick

Hannah Vermeersch, Renee Chatterton, Robyn Selby Smith, Sarah Cook, Tess Gerrand, Alexandra Hagan, Sally Kehoe, Phoebe Stanley, and Elizabeth Patrick compete in Heat 1 of the Women's Eight on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on July 29, 2012 in Windsor, England.

Athlete Biography

At just 5’1”, Elizabeth Patrick was the coxswain of the women’s eight at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Patrick had been cox of the Eight since the 2005 rowing season. In the lead up to the Beijing Games, Patrick was an Olympic torch bearer, holding the Olympic Torch aloft as the Eight rowed across Lake Burley Griffin.

The Victorian returned to Olympic competition four years later in the same role at London. Patrick and the Australian crew made the A Final finishing in sixth place. The USA beat Canada and the Netherlands for the gold medal.