Susan Brosnan

Australia had never won a women’s rowing medal before Susan Brosnan (nee Lee) teamed with Karen Brancourt, Margot Foster, Robyn Grey-Gardner and Susan Chapman to win bronze in the coxed fours in 1984. Brosnan was the cox, and her tactical ability proved vital in Australia’s success. At the half-way mark of the race, Australia was last in the field of six. But the crew picked up their pace over the final 1000m, surging home to claim the medal.

Olympic Results

1984 Los Angeles

Four - Women
Heat 1 3:26.54 (2nd)
Repechage 2 3:26.84 (2nd)
Final 3:23.29 (3rd)
Final Placing 3 / 9