Crow's plan for 2016: first a wedding, then a gold medal
THE Australian Olympic Committee has set a target of 14 gold medals at next year's Games in Rio, and Kim Crow has got her name pencilled in alongside one of those.
The 30-year-old, who won a bronze medal in the single scull and silver in the double scull at the London Olympics, showed she would be a major player in Rio by easily winning the final of the single scull at the world championships in France. Crow said the win capped off a great year but added she wasn't going to get ahead of herself.
"I've just got engaged, I'm getting married later in the year (to Olympic gold medalist Scott Brennan) and to round it off with a world championship title is just fantastic," said the Victorian, who took up rowing 10 years ago after a leg injury ended her promising hurdling career.
"I think I've been around long enough to know that in the pre-Olympic year, and in the Olympic year, a lot of people really step up. It's always a mistake to use past form to suggest as to how a result is going to pan out, so for me it was about staying calm and executing my race and I think it paid off."