Melbourne bound former Olympian Kitty Chiller leases Coogee townhouse

Melbourne bound former Olympian Kitty Chiller leases Coogee townhouse
Melbourne bound former Olympian Kitty Chiller leases Coogee townhouse

The former modern pentathlete Kitty Chiller, who recently stepped down as the Chef de Mission for the Australian Olympic team, is off to Melbourne.

So her Coogee townhouse had been put up for $1,350 a week rental - and snapped up in very quick time.

Chiller is returning to Melbourne having been named the CEO of Gymnastics Australia, the national governing body for gymnastics.

It was Chiller and former Australia Olympic Committee media director Mike Tancred who were caught up in workplace rivalry issues that emerged from within the AOC earlier this year.

Am independent review described the workplace culture at the AOC as "toxic". 

Tancred too has departed the organisation, selling his Mosman apartment, as he sought out his long-planned Lennox Head seachange.

His top-floor offering sold in October through Belle Property agent Sandro Petrini for $1,468,000, having sought $1.3 million plus. 

Tancred, who had accumulated Lennox Head property while he served 18 years at the Australia Olympic Committee, said he was off to ride his bike, play some golf and swim, "and then I will make up my mind on what consultancy work I will do".

Chiller's Coogee townhouse cost $1.15 million in 2013, shortly after she was named as the Chef de Mission for the 2016 Australian team at the Rio Olympics.

She was the first female to hold the role for Australia.

Born in Melbourne, Chiller was a 12 time modern pentathlon champion during her time at the University of Melbourne.

She was ranked number one in the world for three years from 1996 and finished 14th in the event at the 2000 Summer Olympics before retiring.

Set back off the beach near the eastern suburbs tennis club, the two level townhouse (above and below) has three bedrooms, each with their own private balcony.

Melbourne bound former Olympian Kitty Chiller leases Coogee townhouse

Tom Stewart at Home Estate Agents Bronte secured the tenant.

Chiller bought the home when the median price in Coogee hovered around $1.5 million. It now sits at closer to $2.6 million.

Earlier this year, Chiller, who still an executive member of the Australian Olympic Committee, handed over the chef de mission role for Tokyo 2020 to Winter Olympics veteran official Ian Chesterman.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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