Dungog Olympian Spencer Turrin to represent Australia at World Rowing Cup

CHANCE: Dungog's Spencer Turrin (second from left) with the Australian men's fours in 2015. Picture: Getty Images

CHANCE: Dungog's Spencer Turrin (second from left) with the Australian men's fours in 2015. Picture: Getty Images

Almost a year after the Rio Olympics, Dungog rower Spencer Turrin will don the green and gold uniform once more but this time in a different boat. 

The 25-year-old will represent Australia at World Rowing Cup 2 in Poland from Friday, joining the men’s coxless fours team alongside Jack Hargeaves, Joshua Hicks and Alexander Hill.

Last year Turrin made the final of the men’s pairs in Rio with Alex Lloyd.   

The men’s fours, including Hill, picked up a silver medal at the Games in August.  

The new-look crew hit the water in Poznan for Friday’s opening heat at 8.15pm (AEST). They have drawn lane four. Winners progress to the A-final while remaining crews contest the repechage.

“This weekend’s event is the start of Australia’s international season and the first competition for us as we begin this new Olympic and Paralympic cycle,” Rowing Australia performance director Bernard Savage said.

World Rowing Cup 3 follows in Switzerland’s Lucerne next month before the World Rowing Championships in Florida, USA, in September.

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