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New Zealand world champion Olivia Loe on her journey to senior success

New Zealand rower Olivia Loe has had to work harder than most to break into the senior team. But, since then, she has won two world titles in the women’s double with Brooke Donoghue. Martin Cross finds out more

If you got to know Liv – once a World Rowing Championships had finished – you’d find her a warm, friendly and outgoing person, who loves to socialise and likes nothing more than being surrounded by friends and family. She has a brother and her sister, Jess, also rowed for New Zealand.

They’re all qualities that the diminutive 28-year-old Kiwi says she gets from her Mum, Felicity. Those can be extremely helpful character traits in a team sport like rowing and Liv’s long-term double sculls partnership with 25-year-old Brooke Donoghue is testament to that.

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