Ross selected on Australian rowing team for Paralympic Games

Kathryn Ross.
Kathryn Ross.

BEIJING Paralympic silver medallist Kathryn Ross is hoping to turn silver into gold after she was today named on the Australian rowing team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Ross, from Warrnambool, was named alongside her double trunk and arms scull partner Gavin Bellis and Erik Horrie for the single scull in what the Australian Paralympic Committee believes is the strongest team possible to win Australia’s first ever gold medal in Paralympic rowing.

Thirty-year-old Ross and former partner John Maclean made history in 2008 when the pair won silver to claim Australia’s first and only rowing medal at the sport’s first ever Paralympic Games.

Now with four solid years of preparation at the Australian Institute of Sport behind her, Ross and new partner Bellis are on track for a medal in London, having recently won gold at the World Cup 3 in Munich, Germany.

The London Paralympic Games will take place from 29 August 29 to September 9.