Three Old Melburnians will represent Australia at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games – Jessica Morrison (OM 2010), Tim Masters (OM 2009) and Henry Frayne (2007).
Jessica will row in both the Women’s Pair (W2-) and Women’s Four (W4-) events at the Games. 2021 marks her second Olympics after she represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Games in the Women’s Eight.
Tim will row in the Men’s Eight (8+) event at his first Olympic Games.
Henry will represent Australia at an Olympic Games for the third time this year, in the Men’s Long Jump event. Henry’s selection for the Tokyo Games follows his selection for London 2012 and Rio 2016.
“There are few of us who can claim we are the best at what we do on an international scale. The talent, dedication and focus needed to rise to the top of any field of endeavour is to be admired,” says Headmaster, Mr Philip Grutzner. “We wish these outstanding athletes, as well as all other members of the Australian team, the best of fortune throughout the competition.”
Since Edwin Flack (OM 1890) won two Gold Medals at the 1896 Athens Games—the first of the modern Olympics, the School has a rich history of contribution to the Olympic Games. Melbourne Grammar at the Olympics is a new ‘nano-site’ which highlights some of our Old Melburnians’ successes and achievements over the years.
You can view Melbourne Grammar at the Olympics at the Olympics here.
The site includes articles about each of our 2021 Old Melburnian Olympians, including their event times.
A list of all forty Old Melburnian Olympians is available here.