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Olivia (Liv) Loe began rowing in 2004 at the age of 12 with St Margaret’s College and Avon Rowing Club in Christchurch. Her first New Zealand team was the junior women’s quadruple sculls at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. Liv went on to join the U23 team in 2011 and represented NZ in both sculling and sweeping at U23 level, picking up a bronze in 2012 in the quad and silver in 2014 in the four.

She then represented New Zealand at multiple World Rowing Cup regattas as a women’s reserve before finally breaking through in 2017, when she gained selection in the elite women’s double sculls with Brooke Donoghue. The two were an instant hit. They were unbeaten in 2017, winning two World Rowing Cup regattas, a Henley Royal Regatta and taking a dominant win at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota. Last year Liv was selected again in the same combination, and she and Brooke won two World Rowing Cup golds and picked up a close silver at the World Rowing Championships.

Off the water Liv is a real foodie and enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family. She’s also working towards a business degree at Massey University.