Rio 2016 was Michael's first Olympic Games having qualified the eight for Rio at the 2015 World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette with a significant fourth place.

In 2012 Michael won gold in the junior men's coxed four and in the 2014 he won silver also in the U23 coxed four. Michael was born and raised in Auckland, beginning his rowing career at Westlake Boys High School in 2008 and more recently at North Shore Rowing Club. Michael is now coached by Noel Donaldson.

Michael has always enjoyed sport and outside of rowing he likes completing home renovations.

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Michael's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016

    • Rowing (Eight - Men)
      Men's Eight Finals A 5:36:64
      Men's Eight Repechages 5:56:94
      Men's Eight Heats 5:36:28
      Placed 6 of 7