Australian rower who is a seven-time World Champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist, having competed in three Olympics.
He was encouraged to pursue rowing by a Carey Baptist Grammar School coach, and after realizing how much he loved being in the water, he decided to pursue it full time.
He is a three-time gold medalist at the Olympics, having secured top honors at the games in 1992, 1996, and 2004.
He was born in Sydney, New South Wales.
He and Olympic swimmer Mike Burton are both three-time gold medalists.