Natalie Bale

After competing at the 2003 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, Natalie Bale won a gold medal at the 2004 Junior World Championships. Bale was first selected in a senior Australian team in 2005 and won a silver medal at the World Championships in the women’s pair that year. The West Australian missed the second round of selection trials in 2008 through injury, but bounced back to affirm her spot in the eight, making her Olympic debut in Beijing.

Olympic Results

2008 Beijing

Eight - Women
Heat 02 FRASCA, P; PRATLEY, B; KEHOE, S; BALE, N; KELL, E; HORNSEY, K; TAIT, S; HEARD, S; PATRICK, E 6:07.93 3rd
Repechage FRASCA, P; PRATLEY, B; KEHOE, S; BALE, N; KELL, E; HORNSEY, K; TAIT, S; HEARD, S; PATRICK, E 6:12.52 4th
Final A FRASCA, P; PRATLEY, B; KEHOE, S; BALE, N; KELL, E; HORNSEY, K; TAIT, S; HEARD, S; PATRICK, E 6:14.22 6th
Final Placing 6 / 7