The Australian Olympic committee announced on Thursday that former world rowing champion and Olympic silver medallists Sarah Tait has died of cancer at the age of 33.
Tait won silver with Kate Hornsey in the women’s pairs at the 2012 London Games behind British duo Heather Stanning and Helen Glover.
She was a three time Olympian and won gold in the women’s eights at the 2005 World Rowing Championships in Gifu, Japan.
Tait was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2013.
Tributes from around the sporting world have also been flooding in for former New Zealand Cricketer Martin Crowe who also lost his battle with cancer on Thursday.
The former Black caps captain was 53.
He had been suffering from lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, for a second time.