Ballarat City Rowing Club is naming a boat in recognition of Olympic medallist and world champion Anthony Edwards.
The club will Christen a coxed quad/four in honour of the five-time Olympian, triple Olympic medallist, world champion and six-time Australian national champion on Saturday.
The now Tasmanian-based Edwards rowed for St Patrick’s College before joining Ballarat City in the early 1990s.
He made his Olympic Games debut at Atlanta in 1996, when he secured the first of his three medals as an Olympian.
He finished with bornze in the lightweight coxed pairs, and went on to secure silver in the lightweight fours at Sydney in 2000 and silver again in the same event at Athens in 2004.
Edwards, 45, went on to row at 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics.
He finally claimed gold at the 2011 world championships – again in a lightweight four.
This followed two silver and two bronze medals across a total of 11 world championship appearances.