James Galloway
Personal information
Born11 April 1964
Alma materTelopea Park School
Narrabundah College
Years active1982-1988
ClubCanberra Rowing Club
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  Australia
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1986 Nottingham M8+
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh Eight
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Edinburgh Coxed Four

James Galloway OAM (born 11 April 1964) is an Australian former national champion, World Champion and Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning rower.

Club and state rowing

Galloway was born in Canberra and commenced his rowing career at Telopea Park School and in his senior years at Narrabundah College. His senior club rowing was with the Canberra Rowing Club and the Australian Institute of Sport where he was on a full scholarship from 1985 to 1988.[1]

Galloway's first national title was won when he was still at school. He won a junior title at the 1982 Australian Rowing Championships in an u/19 pair.[2] The following year he won a national u/23 title in a composite coxed four.[3] In 1984 he teamed again with his Narrabundah partner Paul Thompson to win an u/23 coxless pair title at the Australian Championships.[4]

Galloway competed only once in the men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship at the Australian Rowing Championships - the King's Cup. He raced in the New South Wales 1988 crew.[5]

International representative rowing

National representative selection came early for Galloway, his 1982 national u/19 title win saw him selected with his Canberra partner Paul Thompson to the 1982 World Rowing Junior Championships in Piediluco, Italy where they placed fourth.[6]

Galloway's first senior representative selection was to the 1986 World Rowing Championships in Nottingham, England. He rowed in the bow seat of the victorious Australian men's eight. It was Australia's first and only World Championship title in the men's VIII.[7] That same year at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, in that same crew Galloway won gold in the Australian men's VIII and also rowed to a bronze medal in a coxed four.[8]

At the 1987 World Rowing Championships in Copenhagen Galloway was picked in the coxed four who placed eighth. [9]

Galloway's final Australian representative appearance was in the men's eight selected for the 1988 Summer Olympics. Galloway rowed in the bow seat of the eight who placed fifth in the Olympic final.[10][11]


  1. ^ Galloway at Canberra Sport Awards
  2. ^ 1982 Australian Championships
  3. ^ 1983 Australian Championships
  4. ^ 1984 Australian Championships
  5. ^ "1988 Australian Championships". Archived from the original on 20 October 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  6. ^ "1982 World Junior Championships". Archived from the original on 7 August 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  7. ^ "1986 World Championships at Guerin Foster". Archived from the original on 11 July 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  8. ^ "1986 Commonwealth Games". Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  9. ^ "1987 World Championships". Archived from the original on 10 September 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  10. ^ 1988 Olympics
  11. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "James Galloway Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2018.