USANA Australia is excited to officially welcome Olympic Rower Olympia Aldersey to Team USANA. Olympia has received the Champion of Champions Award twice in two years and has represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics (finishing 8th).
The Professional rower was born during the Opening Ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, her parents therefore name her Olympia, without any hesitation her parents believed it was her destiny to represent our great country.
Olympia began rowing through SASI talent search. During school years she participated in every sport the school had to offer (hockey, soccer, volleyball, ballet, aerobics and water polo). Although Olympia at the time felt these sports were not sports she would shine to the best of her abilities. It was not until she was chosen into the talent search for rowing she fell in love with the sport.
“Rowing is my passion and drives me to demand perfection of myself. I find that I have learnt so much about myself as a person and these lessons are and will be invaluable in later life. You must be patient with this sport, which I have found difficult along the way as that is a trait that does not come naturally I must say. It takes years to develop the raw power and fitness needed to succeed at the higher levels. Following this then you have to master great technical movements and efficiencies.” Olympia states.
2016 – Competed at RIO Olympics – Eight with Coxswain (8+)
2015 – World Rowing Championships France W2X – 9th – Qualified boat for Rio Olympics
2015 – Rowing World Cup Lucerne W2X – Silver
2015 – Rowing World Cup Varese W2X – 4th
2014 – World Rowing Championships Amsterdam W2X – Bronze
2014 – World Rowing Championships Amsterdam W2X – Worlds Fastest Time in Semi-Final (Current World Record)
2014 – Overall World Cup Winner W2X
2014 – Rowing World Cup Lucerne W3X – 4th
2014 – Rowing World Cup France W2X – Gold
2014 – Rowing World Cup Sydney W2X – Gold
2013 – World Rowing Championships South Korea W4X – 8th
2013 – Rowing World Cup Lucerne W4X – Bronze
2013 – Rowing World Cup Eton W4X – Bronze
2013 – Rowing World Cup Sydney W4X – GOLD
2012 – U23 World Rowing Championships Lithuania W4X – GOLD
2012 – U23 Set World’s Fastest Time (Now Beaten)
Moving forward Olympia’s ultimate goal is to win for Australia at the Olympics in Tokyo, 2020.
With strong enthusiasm Olympia believes “It’s an honour be a member of the USANA team. I train like a champion, eat like a nutritionist and sleep like a baby. I use USANA products to help me be my very best every day, because it’s the everyday performances that make up those exceptional ones possible”. We wish her professional rower the best of luck for her future endeavours and once again want to give her a very warm welcome to Team USANA!