Rowing, Olympic athlete
Who is Chris Morgan?
Morgan began his athletic career as a competitive walker, however he took up rowing after taking part in a rowing machine competition held by the Adelaide University Boat Club during the University of Adelaide Orientation Week. After winning the competition with the fastest time, Morgan was asked to join the Boat Club and joined the "Learn to Row" program, shortly before beginning his competitive rowing career.
During Morgan's first season of rowing in 2003/04, Morgan won a gold medal in the World University Games, and was later selected for the Australian rowing team in 2005, training with the Australian Institute of Sport.
Morgan competed in the Men's Quadruple Scull event for the Australian Olympic team at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. His crew won the heat in a world's best time of 5:36.20, beating the previous fastest time, set by Poland, by a second. The Australians finished fourth in the final.
In 2010, Morgan won the Australian National Single Scull Championship, becoming the first South Australian to do so in 40 years. In November, he won the World Championship coxed pair with pair partner Dominic Grimm and coxswain David Webster at Lake Karapiro, New Zealand.
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