Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:43): I rise today to congratulate the two-time rowing world champion and Olympic silver medallist Alexander Hill on being recognised by the District Council of Loxton Waikerie. On Monday, Alexander was present when the Mayor of Loxton Waikerie, in Alexander’s honour, announced the name of a new street, Alexander Hill Drive.
Some of Alexander Hill’s achievements include winning gold in the men’s four at the 2011 junior world championships; taking two silver medals in the 2012 and 2013 under-23 world championships; and, of course, taking the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the men’s four. For the first time in 26 years, he won, in the men’s four, for Australia at the 2017 world championships, and, in 2018, he was named in the 2018 male crew of the year by World Rowing. I should note that this list is just a snippet of his achievements.
He joins a long list of sporting champions from Loxton.
Alexander comes from a strong pedigree. His grandfather was a premiership player with the Hawthorn Football Club in 1961. Alexander, I want to tell you that not only are your parents, Peter and Michelle, incredibly proud of you; the community of Loxton is incredibly proud of you, and your nation is proud of you. I hope very much that that sign will one day read ‘Olympic Gold Medallist’.