James Galloway OAM
Sydney Rowing Club (NSW)
1982 - World Junior Championships - Men's Coxless Pair stroke - Fourth
1986 - World Championships - Men's Eight bow - Gold
1986 - Commonwealth Games - Men's Coxed Four bow - Bronze
1986 - Commonwealth Games - Men's Eight bow - Gold
1987 - World Championships - Men's Coxed Four bow - Eighth
1988 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship three seat - Third
1988 - Olympic Games - Men's Eight bow - Fifth
1996-97 - Board member of Rowing Australia
OAM in 1996 for services to rowing
After first representing the ACT in hockey and competing in tennis championships, James commenced rowing as a member of the Telopea Park High School crew in 1976, and was invited to join the East Men's Eight.
In 1982 James was selected to represent Australia as stroke of the Junior World Pairs in the World Championships. At this time he joined the Canberra Rowing Club, which later, in recognition of his major contribution, gave his name to their new boat.
His long career as a sweep oarsman culminated in 1986 when he won gold in the Commonwealth Games, gold at the World Championships, and gold at the Lucerne International Regatta. In 1988 he represented Australia in the Seoul Olympics finishing fifth in the Men's Eight.
1985-88 Scholarship holder Australian Institute of Sport
1986 Australian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year
Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Men's Eight
Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist, Men's Coxed Four
Gold Medal Lucerne International Regatta, Men's Eight
Gold Medal World Championships, Men's Eight
1987 Order of Australia Medal for services to Rowing
Born: 11 April 1964
Compiled by Andrew Guerin