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Australian Sailing Team’s Cora Zillich transitioning to Rio 2016 Venue Media Manager for Rowing & Canoe Sprint

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After announcing her departure from Yachting Australia several months ago, Australian Sailing Team’s Cora Zillich official departure takes places this week. She has been serving as the organization’s Communications & Sponsorship Manager for Olympic & Paralympic boat classes since September 2013.


Later this month, Zillich is making the transition to Melbourne, where she has announced she will continue supporting the sport as a freelancer.  In May, she makes the move to Rio where will become the  Venue Media Manager for Rowing & Canoe Sprints.  This is a reprise of the same role she held for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Zillich leaves Australian Paralympic sailing well placed as it heads into what could be sailing’s appearance on the Paralympic program after having been cut from the 2020 Games because of lack of participation.  The country has qualified sailors in all three Paralympic classes based on results at the 2014 Disabled Sailing World Championships held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Matthew Bugg qualified Australia in the solo 2.4mR event, while Leisl Tesch and Daniel Fitzgibbon earned a spot in the  SKUD 18-class, and Colin Harrison, Jonathon Harris and Russell Boaden gave Australia its third and final spot in the  three-person Sonar class.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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