In his Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games, Lachlan Tame teamed up with triple Olympian Ken Wallace in the K2 1000m to take home bronze.
Coached by Jimmy Owens, the pair powered out of the start to sit behind leaders Germany at the halfway mark of the race. With Germany continuing to extend their lead, it was a battle for silver and bronze, with the Serbians holding off Australia, leaving Wallace and Tame to snap up bronze ahead of Portugal.
Born on the mid NSW coast, Tame joined the Avoca Surf Club as a five-year-old. He started paddling at age 16 and in 2012 made a bet with a friend that he could make the Olympics, and never looked back. He first to prominence when he won the Australian Open Single Ski Championships in 2011. He went on to win the title another three times.
As a superstition, Tame has to mow his lawns before he leaves home for a competition. When he has time away from the water, Tame is a self-employed builder and spends time at the beach with his dog, Doug.