Karsten Forsterling (born 21 January 1980) is an Australian rower. He is a former national champion, world champion, a dual Olympian and Olympic medal winner.
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Club and state rowingEdit
Forsterling rows from the Melbourne University Boat Club with whom he has had a long association.
On eleven occasions during the fifteen-year period from 2001 to 2015 Forsterling was seated in the Victorian Men's eight who contested the King's Cup at the Australian Rowing Championships. In those crews Fosterling saw six King's Cup victories and five times placed second. In 2011 and 2016 he was also Victoria's selectee to contest the interstate men's Single scull – the President's Cup. He placed second on both occasions.
In 2011 he won he Australian national quad scull title in an Australian selection composite crew.
International rowing careerEdit
At the 2011 World Rowing Championships in an upset, Forsterling rowing in the Australian men's quad defeated the German crew to take gold. Following a costly mistake in the German boat, the Australian crew took the lead in the final metres and won the race by 0.25secs.
At the 2015 World Rowing Championships on Lac d'Aiguebelette, Aiguebelette in France he finished 2nd in the men's quadruple sculls (M4x) event, rowing with David Crawshay, Cameron Girdlestone and David Watts.
- Guerin Foster Aust Rowing History
- 2011 Austn C'ships Day 6
- "2010 World Rowing Championships: (M4x) Men's Quadruple Sculls – Final". WorldRowing.com. FISA. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
- Morton, Jim (3 September 2011). "Aussies claim second rowing gold | Other Sports". Fox Sports. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- "Australian rowers in the medals". ABC Radio Australia. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.