Kim Crow of Australia rows in the women's single sculls during Day 1 of the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup III on Lucerne Rotsee on May 25, 2012 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Kim Crow. Photo: Getty Images

Rowing

Kim Crow seems like an inconspicuous figure working for Aruna Trade Mark Attorneys. But her early morning sessions on Lake Burley Griffin and her hunger for success have catapulted her into medal contention in London.

The daughter of former Essendon ruckman Max Crow will race in the single scull before joining forces with Goulburn’s Brooke Pratley in the double scull.

She’s rated a strong gold medal chance in both after her form at recent World Cup events. Crow won a silver medal in the double scull at the world championships last year and has been improving since.

The 26-year-old will become the first Australian woman in Olympic history to compete in both the single and double sculls at the same Games. The task will be draining – she must row at least six 2000m races in eight days.