Megan Still was first offered the opportunity to row with the initial Talent Identification Program in 1988.
The following year she won the New South Wales State titles and in 1990 Megan was selected on the national junior rowing team that came fourth at the World Junior Championships.
Megan broke into the national senior team in 1991 and made five appearances in finals at World Championships and Olympic Games.
Megan and her partner Kate Slatter went through 1995 undefeated in national and international competition, culminating in winning the World Championship in Finland. In winning, the pair became the first Australian oarswomen to win a world title in an Olympic rowing event.
Fresh from victory at the Amsterdam International Regatta in June, Megan and Kate went to the Atlanta Olympics as hot favourites. Despite strong competition from the Americans, Megan and Kate clinched victory, becoming the first Australian female crew in history to win an Olympic gold medal.
Having achieved her ultimate dream of Olympic gold, Megan retired shortly after Atlanta and remains a highly sought after corporate speaker.
In 2003, Megan was honoured with induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, another tribute to her outstanding achievements as an Australian sportsperson.
Born: 19 October 1972