Nick Green, Olympic Gold Medallist, retires

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From a press release by James Worrell of Rowing Queensland. September 29th 1999

At a press conference in Australia today, the members of the Oarsome Foursome gathered around Nick as he announced his retirement from the sport that has earned him numerous World and Olympic Gold medals along with many friends.

Many of us in Queensland have have come across Nick over the years, whether it was trying to beat him down the course at Nationals, watching the Olympics on TV, or laughing at the various comical advertisements for a certain fruit company. Always approachable, and friendly, Nick took his star status in his stride and would always gladly speak to you or sign an autograph. He along with the other members of the 4- even managed to find time, in a hectic international career, to write a book.

All of the Queensland rowing community would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Nick again on his results and achievements to date, and wish him the very best for the future.

The job of filling his seat is not an easy one, and we also wish the remaining members: James Tomkins, Mike McKay, Drew Ginn, Nigel Sullivan, and Noel Donaldson (coach) the best of luck in their racing and selections for a seat next year to defend Gold #3.

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