Robert Scott

1969 -

Dual Olympian Robert Scott enjoyed his finest moment in sport when he won a silver medal with David Weightman in the men’s coxless pair in Atlanta. The Aussies peaked superbly at the Games. They won their heat and semi-final in slick fashion, setting up a showdown with famed British pair Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent in the final. The Brits got off to a flying start, but in the final 500m of the race the Australians bravely closed the gap but could not get ahead. Scott had made his Olympic debut four years earlier in Barcelona, finishing fifth in the men’s eight.

Olympic Results

1996 Atlanta

Pair - Men
Heat WEIGHTMAN, D; SCOTT, R 6:46:12 Q 1
Semi Final WEIGHTMAN, D; SCOTT, R 6:46.43 QA 1
Final A WEIGHTMAN, D; SCOTT, R 6:21.02 2
Final Placing 2 / 18

1992 Barcelona

Eight - Men
Heat SPRIGGS, S; MURPHY, P; DIPLOCK, W; FERNANDEZ, J; DODWELL, B; PATTEN, S; HANSON, B; SCOTT, R; COLVIN, D 5:34.28 Q 2
Semi Final SPRIGGS, S; MURPHY, P; DIPLOCK, W; FERNANDEZ, J; DODWELL, B; PATTEN, S; HANSON, B; SCOTT, R; COLVIN, D 5:35.76 Q 3
Final SPRIGGS, S; MURPHY, P; DIPLOCK, W; FERNANDEZ, J; DODWELL, B; PATTEN, S; HANSON, B; SCOTT, R; COLVIN, D 5:33.72 5
Final Placing 5 / 14