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Sarah Outhwaite-Tait

Full name: Sarah Anne Outhwaite-Tait
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: January 23, 1983 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died: March 3, 2016
Affiliations: Swan River Rowing Club, Perth (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Cousin of David Crawshay.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Sarah Outhwaite was born in Perth and began rowing when only 9-years-old. She studied environmental science and agriculture in school, but continued to row, making her first international appearance at the 2000 World Juniors, when she won a silver in the junior women’s coxless four. She competed at three Olympics (2004-12), the first as Sarah Outhwaite, and the final two as Sarah Tait, finally winning an Olympic medal at London with a silver in the coxless pairs. At the senior international level her greatest victory came in winning a gold medal in the eights at the 2005 World Championships. She added a silver medal in the coxless pairs at that event and returned to add a bronze in coxless pairs at the 2011 Worlds.

After her marriage to Bill Tait, Outhwaite-Tait had two children, a girl in 2009 and a boy in 2013. Shortly after the second pregnancy she was diagnosed with cervical (uterine) cancer. She retired from rowing in February 2014 to concentrate on fighting the disease but it took her life when she was only 33-years-old.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Australia AUS 6
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Australia AUS 6
2012 Summer 29 London Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Australia AUS 2 Silver

Women's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
2012 Summer 29 London Rowing Australia AUS Kate Hornsey Final Round A Final
2012 Summer 29 London Rowing Australia AUS Kate Hornsey Round One Heat Two

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T L
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rowing Australia AUS Final Round 6:31.65
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rowing Australia AUS Round One Heat One 6:02.77
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Rowing Australia AUS Final Round A Final 6:14.22 6
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Rowing Australia AUS Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:12.52 4
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Rowing Australia AUS Round One Heat Two 6:07.93 3
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