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At the 2013 GB Rowing Team Senior & U23 Trials held on 20/21 April at Caversham, Mel came 5th in the women's single scull.
During the 2012 World Cup season, Mel raced in the women's quadruple scull winning a bronze medal in Belgrade, finishing 5th in Lucerne and winning a bronze medal again in Munich.
In Munich at the first World Cup of 2011 Melanie, in the absence of injured Anna Watkins, raced with Katherine Grainger in the women's double and won a fine gold medal, with clear water between them and the boats of USA and Belarus in silver and bronze positions respectively. Melanie moved into the women's quadruple scull for the Lucerne World Cup, where she won a silver medal.
At the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 16-17 April at Eton/Dorney, Melanie took 4th place in the women's single scull.
Melanie took part in the first World Cup of the 2010 Series, racing in the women's single scull in Bled where she was 10th. She then went with the British Team to the World Rowing Championships on Lake Karapiro, New Zealand, as a spare.
She finished 5th in the women's eight at the 2009 World Championships in Poznan.
Melanie grew up in Hong Kong but moved to the UK so that she could go to University in Nottingham, where she studied for a BSc in Biochemistry. After University she worked in a research laboratory in Kenya before moving to London. She accepted a place at Imperial College to read Medicine in October 2009 and is training to be a Doctor.
She is a keen sportswoman as she previously spent a lot of her time swimming and playing water polo, she also enjoys cycling.
Melanie is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.