Congratulations to Tassie rowers Wed 1 August 2012 Lara Giddings Premier Premier Lara Giddings tonight congratulated our Tasmanian Rowers on their courageous performances in the Olympic rowing finals. Kate Hornsey put in a spectacular effort to seize silver in the final of the women's pairs with Sarah Tait. The women's quad scull crew, including Kerry Hore and Dana Faletic, narrowly missed out on the bronze medal. "Kate is competing in her second olympics and after finishing sixth in the women's eight in Beijing tonight's silver medal is fitting reward for a lot of hard work," Ms Giddings said "It was a nail-biting race and it is a tribute to the skill and determination of the pair that they managed to fight their way into the medals. "Congratulations should also go to Kerry and Dana who put in an outstanding performance and only just missed out on a spot on the podium." Ms Giddings said the strong performances are a great reflection of the superb rowing program at the Tasmanian Institute of Sport that continues to produce Olympic medallists and world champions. "For Tasmania, with a population of just half a million people, to continually produce champions such as Kate, Dana and Kerry speaks volumes for the role that sport plays in our community and for the pathways we have developed to nurture our young, talented athletes. "For Dana and Kerry in the women's quadruple sculls, London is their second and third Olympics respectively. "Dana won a bronze with Kerry in the quadruple scull in Athens 2004. "Kerry was part of the Women's quad scull that finished sixth at Beijing and was part of the Australian double scull that won consecutive silver medals at the 2010 and 2011 world rowing championships. "I know all Tasmanians are behind our athletes in the London Olympics and we look forward to seeing more strong performances as the competition continues."