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Encyclopedia > Sally Robbins

Sally Robbins (born July 15, 1981) is an Australian rower, who was a member of Australia's 2004 Summer Olympics Women's Eight Rowing crew. July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The GB coxless pair of Toby Garbett & Rick Dunn at Henley Royal Regatta 2004. ... The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Team USA competes in the lightweight four rowing competition. ...

In the final the team were well-placed for Bronze when 500 meters from the finish, she collapsed and laid back on teammate Julia Wilson's lap. Robbins was publicly humilated in the Australian media as "Lay-down Sally" and called "un-Australian". The Daily Telegraph said: "In a team sport such as rowing what she did was unforgivable. It appears Robbins committed the greatest crime there is in honest sport: she quit.". Julia Wilson has won World Championship gold medals in the eight and four for Australia. ... The Daily Telegraph is a tabloid newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ...

Trying to calm tensions, Australian Prime Minister John Howard became involved in the row, saying: "I'm not taking sides, but it's always regrettable and it's tough and there's a lot of pressure." Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister A Prime Minister is a politician who serves as the head of the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... For other uses, see John Howard (disambiguation). ...

In March 2006, she publicaally expressed a desire to row for Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics. [1] The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p. ...



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