Athlete Profiles / Alexander Purnell

Alexander Purnell
Date of Birth 30/01/1995
Coach Ian Wright, Mark Prater, Andrew Randell
Nickname Purnie or Purn
Height 195cm
Weight 88kgs
Hometown Sydney, NSW
Club RBNTC/Sydney University BC
Having represented Australia in the Junior Team in 2013 and the U21 team in 2014, in 2015 Purnell raced in the Men's U23 Quad Scull in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Purnell went on in 2015 to win bronze in the event, while in 2016 he raced in the Men's Eight at the U23 World Championships. In 2017, Purnell was been named in the Men's Eight for World Cups 2 and 3 and the World Championships. In 2018, Purnell was named as a reserve for the Men's Australian Rowing Team, covering both sweep and sculling boats, however post World Rowing Cups, he won selection to the Men's Quadruple Scull for the 2018 World Rowing Championships. The younger brother of Australian rowing Olympian, Nicholas, the younger Purnell is also a member of the Reinhold Batschi Men's National Training Centre and likes to listen to Two Strong Hearts by John Farnham before going out on the water.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
M8+ 2017 World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
BM4x 2015 U23 World Championships Third Place