Leyden in storming form for GB Rowing Team at World Juniors

Jess Leyden was in storming form in today’s quarter-final of the women’ single scull at the World Junior Championships in Trakai which she won in 7:50.35.

Italy was her only challenger with Romania in third, the British woman leading from the outset.

“Everyone has done as expected and progressed”, said GB Team Manager John Layng. Conditions in Trakai were cooler than previously with the wind shifting round to a tail win. “Conditions were perfect when Jess [Leyden] raced and she has had a really good scull today”.

Lauren Kedar and Anna Fairs are through to the final of the World Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania, after taking third spot in today’s semi-finals. Australia were the early race leaders and were chased throughout by Germany and then Great Britain.

Racing in lane three, Ben Maxwell and Alastair Douglass, progressed to the semi-finals of the junior men’s pair with a third-placed finish behind Turkey and the USA. They worked their way back into contention after a slower first half and held off Russia to book their slot.

Sholto Carnegie and Seb Devereux also made sure of a semi-final place in the men’s double scull. They were second behind race leaders, Romania, until the final 500m of their quarter-final today when the Lithuanians overhauled them. Third place for GB in 6:26.80.

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RESULTS
(Events featuring GB Rowing Team crews only. For full results visit: www.worldrowing.com)

SEMI-FINALS

JUNIOR

WOMEN

Pair

1. Australia 7:19.16
2. Germany 7:20.75
3. Lauren Kedar/Anna Fairs (GREAT BRTAIN) 7:22.41
4. Italy 7:32.04
5. Belarus 7:37.67
6. Poland 7:52.90

Single scull (1-3 to semis, rest to semis C/D)

1. Jess Leyden (GREAT BRITAIN) 7:50.35
2. Italy 7:52.03
3. Romania 7:58.66
4. Netherlands 8:01.04
5. Mexico 8:12.35
6. Lithuania 8:21.30

MEN

Pair

1. Turkey 6:40.54
2. USA 6:42.05
3. Ben Maxwell/Alastair Douglass (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:43.20
4. Russia 6:44.81
5. Ukraine 6:46.30
6. Australia 6:47.88

Double scull (1-3 to semis, rest to C/D semis)

1. Romania 6:21.73
2. Lithuania 6:25.62
3. Seb Devereux/Sholto Carnegie (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:26.80
4. Russia 6:36.37
5. Croatia 6:40.91
6. Ireland 6:41.41

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CREW LISTS

GB ROWING TEAM
World Junior Championships Team 2013

JUNIOR WOMEN

Single scull

Jess Leyden (Hollingworth Lake RC)
Coach: Ian John, Hollingworth Lake RC

Pair

Lauren Kedar (Reading RC)/
Anna Fairs (Tees RC)
Coach: Ade Roberts, GBRT

JUNIOR MEN

Pair

Ben Maxwell (Pangbourne College)/
Alastair Douglass (Hampton School)
Coach: Mark Woodcock, Pangbourne College

Coxed Four

Misha Wilcockson (St Paul’s School)/
William Geffen (Eton College)/
Charlie Elwes (Radley College)/
Robbie Wendin (Radley College)/
Sam Collier (Hampton School)
Coach: Neil Double, Hampton School

Eight

Joel Cooper (Abingdon School)/
Elliott Piercy (St Georges College)/
Harry Lonergan (Shrewsbury School)/
Morgan Bolding (Walton RC)/
Matthew Carter (Abingdon School)/
Oli Knight (St Edwards School)/
Matthew Benstead (Hampton School)/
Titus Morley (St Edwards School)/
Ian Middleton (Abingdon School)
Coach: John Gearing, Radley College; Richard Boulton, GBRT

Double scull

Sebastian Devereux (Leander Club)/
Sholto Carnegie (Marlow RC)
Coach: Richard Boulton, GBRT

Quadruple scull

Callum Gathercole (Walton RC)/
Chris Lawrie (Sir William Borlase Grammar)/
Andrew Joel (Windsor Boys School)/
Harry Glenister (Marlow)
Coach: Robin Dowell, Sir William Borlase Grammar

Spare

Joshua Kent (Marlow RC)

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