The women’s K4 crew of Lisa Oldenhof, Hannah Davis, Chantal Meek and Lyndsie Fogarty drew inspiration from the flying finish of Ken Wallace in his winning of the bronze medal in the men’s K1 1000 metres at Beijing 2008. Placed fifth with 250 metres to go, the crew produced an extra effort to finish third behind women’s kayaking powerhouses, Germany and Hungary. This was the best Olympic performance by a women’s K4 crew. Oldenhof and Meek were in the women’s K4 that finished sixth at Athens 2004. Later at Beijing, Davis and Fogarty finished a creditable sixth in the women’s K2 500 metres.
Fogarty, then 28-years-old, doubled up again at the London Olympic Games. After finishing sixth in the K4 500m semi-final alongside Davis, Jo Brigden-Jones and Rachel Lovell, Fogarty combined with newcomer Naomi Flood in the K2 500m. Flood and Fogarty finished fourth in the B Final.