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Megan Still

Canberra Rowing Club (ACT)

1990- Interstate Women'sYouth Four Championship stroke - Second

1990- Trans Tasman Juniors Women's Four & Eight

1990- World Junior Championships- Women's Eight six seat- Fourth

1991- World Championships- Women's Four three seat- Eighth

1991- World Championships- Women's Eight seven seat - Twelfth

1992- Olympic Games- Women's Coxless Four three seat- Sixth

1993- Interstate Women's Four Championship bow- Second

1993- World Championships- Women's Four three seat - Sixth

1994- Interstate Women's Four Championship stroke - Second

1994- World Championships- Women's Four two seat- Bronze

1994- World Championships- Women's Eight three seat - Sixth

1995- Interstate Women's Four Championship bow - Third

1995- World Championships- Women's Pair bow- Gold

1995- World Championships- Women's Eight three seat - Eighth

1996- Olympic Games- Women's Coxless Pair bow- Gold

Megan as Olympic Champion in 1996


Megan married fellow rower Gordon Marcks.

Megan was inducted into the ACT Sports Hall of Fame and the following commentary appears on their website:


Megan Still was first offered the opportunity to row with the initial Talent Identification Program in 1988.

The following year she won the New South Wales State titles and in 1990 Megan was selected on the national junior rowing team that came fourth at the World Junior Championships.

Megan broke into the national senior team in 1991 and made five appearances in finals at World Championships and Olympic Games.

Megan and her partner Kate Slatter went through 1995 undefeated in national and international competition, culminating in winning the World Championship in Finland. In winning, the pair became the first Australian oarswomen to win a world title in an Olympic rowing event.

Megan and Kate win gold in 1995

Fresh from victory at the Amsterdam International Regatta in June, Megan and Kate went to the Atlanta Olympics as hot favourites. Despite strong competition from the Americans, Megan and Kate clinched victory, becoming the first Australian female crew in history to win an Olympic gold medal.

Having achieved her ultimate dream of Olympic gold, Megan retired shortly after Atlanta and remains a highly sought after corporate speaker.

In 2003, Megan was honoured with induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, another tribute to her outstanding achievements as an Australian sportsperson.

Born: 19 October 1972

Inducted: 2000



Complied by Andrew Guerin Jan 2018


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