Annelise Rubie-Renshaw (athletics) is a two-time Commonwealth Games representative. Rubie-Renshaw competed at her maiden Games in Glasgow in 2014, competing in the 4x400m relay where Australia placed fourth and in the individual 400m event where she made the semi-finals. At the 2018 Gold Coast Games, Renshaw made the 400m women’s final finishing seventh, running a time of 52.03 seconds. As a debutant at the Olympic Games, Rubie- Renshaw delivered a magnificent campaign in Rio, advancing to the 400m semi-final, she was also an integral member of the 4x400m relay team that placed eighth. After experiencing a troublesome few years with injuries, Rubie-Renshaw strung together a series of consistent races in 2021 to earn her a second Olympic berth being selected in the 4x400m relay for the Tokyo Olympics. Away from the track, Rubie-Renshaw loves going to the beach and hanging out with family and friends.
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Gold Coast, 2018
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BA Arts (management & digital media) Sydney University
Sydney University Athletics Club, Sydney, Australia
Why did you begin your sport?
I saw an ad on TV for Little Athletics with Matt Shirvington and thought it looked like fun!
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
Must have a pre-race coffee and I have a certain playlist I listen to that pumps me up.
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Competing at the Rio Olympics in the semi-final for the 400m, and running in the final in the 4x400m!
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Allyson Felix, because she's so incredibly hard working, humble and very speedy. I've met her once...I actually made her say "G'day Mate" for a video.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
I don't think I can say there has been one person... My parents and my fiance Lachlan Renshaw (Beijing 800m Olympian) have definitely made my career possible, and my coach Peter Fortune has been so important in my development as an elite athlete.
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
I just enjoy anything by the water.. going to the beach or taking my dog for a walk. And coffee!
What is your sporting ambition?
I think every athletes' dream is to win a medal at a major international championships, and I am no different!