Picton born rower Joseph Sullivan is one of New Zealand's most decorated sporting athletes winning both an Olympic gold medal and America's Cup sailing title.

Sullivan began his successful career in high school at Queen Charlotte College, where he won back to back U18 single sculls titles in 2004 and 2005. After graduating, he teamed up with Nathan Cohen to win back to back double scull World Champ titles in 2010 and 2011.

The pair continued their success at London 2012, where they made a miraculous comeback in their final, beating their Italian rivals by 1.13s. Their gold medal performance saw Sullivan and Cohen win a Halberg Award for ‘New Zealand's favourite sporting moment.'

Sullivan was appointed a ‘Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit' for services to rowing in 2013.

Following his rowing career Sullivan later joined the Emirates New Zealand Team, helping them win the 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda.

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Joseph's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games London 2012

    • Rowing (Double Scull - Men)
      Final A 6:31.67
      Semifinal A/B 1 6:19.79 FA
      Heat 3 6:11.30 S_A/B
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