Amber Halliday (born 13 November 1979) is a former rower and cyclist from Adelaide, South Australia. She is an Australian national champion, a dual Olympian and a three-time world-champion in lightweight rowing. She rowed for South Australia on nine occasions for six victories in Interstate Regattas and won numerous Australian titles at the Australian National Championships.
Halliday in 2008
|Born||13 November 1979|
|Club||Adelaide University Boat Club|
Halliday raced in South Australian representative women's crews who contested the Victoria Cup at the Interstate Regatta. In 1998 that race was in lightweight coxless four and Halliday stroke the IV. From 1999 the lightweight women's interstate race was contested in quad sculls. Halliday raced for South Australia in quads successively from 1999 to 2004 and in 2006, 2007 & 2008. Those South Australian crews were victorious in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008  and she was in the stroke seat for their convincing victories (margins in excess of 7 seconds) of 2003, 2004, 2007 
International representative rowing careerEdit
Halliday made her first Australian senior representative appearance at the 2000 World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland. The next month that same crew contested the lightweight quad scull at the 2000 World Rowing Championships in Zagreb, and Halliday won a silver medal crewed with Sally Causby, Eliza Blair and Catriona Roach  The following year at Lucerne 2001 that crew with Blair changed out for Josephine Lips won the gold medal, the lightweight quad scull world championship title and set two world records in the process.
In 2002 Halliday was teamed with Causby in a double scull, and won her second World Championship title at Seville 2002. They stayed together for Milan 2003 and won the silver medal in the double scull.
At the 2006 World Rowing Championships in Eton, Dorney in the lightweight double-scull with Marguerite Houston, Halliday won the silver medal. The following year at Munich 2007 and still together in the double, Halliday and Houston won the gold and Amber's third world championship.
She was named South Australia's Sports Star of 2007 and then pre-selected with Marguerite Houston for the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a double-scull. They placed eighth in a 'disappointing' performance.
In late 2008 Halliday swapped her sculling shell for a bicycle, training with the South Australian Sports Institute squad. While riding for MB Cycles, Halliday won her first ever cycle tour, the NZCT Women's Tour of New Zealand in February 2009. She was named as the 2009 Amy Gillett Foundation Scholarship winner.
On 17 January 2011 Amber was hospitalised after a racing accident sustained at Victoria Park Racecourse, Adelaide. In September 2011 her recovery was documented by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) program, Contact Sport.
- 4th National Time Trial Championships, AUS
- 1st Sprint Classification, National Road Race, AUS
- 1st Overall Women's Tour of New Zealand, NZL
- 6th Chongming Island Time Trial (1.1 UCI), CHN
- 2nd Women's Time Trial Honda Hybrid Tour (formerly Herald Sun Women's Tour), AUS
- 2nd Overall Honda Hybrid Tour (formerly Herald Sun Women's Tour), AUS
- 25th Giro Donne, ITA
- 1st Woman Annual Hell of the Marianas Century Cycle, FSM
- 1st National Time Trial Champion Title
- 9th National Road Race
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- Amy Gillet Scholarship
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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