GB Rowing Team Runners-Up in Libourne

The GB Rowing Team took second place in the girls’ event and third in the boys’ event to take second overall at this year’s Coupe de la Juenesse in Libourne, France, which took place on Saturday and Sunday.

Overall the team won a gold, two silver and nine bronze medals in the competition during which the races are repeated on each day.

According to team manager, Jimmy Scragg, the standard of this year’s competition was extremely high. Each of the twelve competing nations won at least one medal and nine out of those twelve nations won a gold. Italy were the overall winners of the competition, with fourteen medals.

GB’s outstanding performance from the annual U18 international event came from the women’s quad of Emily Richards, Jessica Newson, Erica Holmes and Rosalind Wilson who won a gold medal on Saturday.

The GB quad held the lead throughout their race to finish in a time of 6:38.18 ahead of Spain and Poland in second and third. They were fourth in the same event on Sunday.

Consistent performances came elsewhere in the squad with both GB single scullers winning medals on Saturday and Sunday. Isabel Lingard, who was originally down as a spare in the squad until a late change, performed admirably as she won bronze medals on both days of the competition.

Harrison Uglow raced in the boys’ single scull and also performed well in winning a bronze medal on Saturday, upgrading that by winning a silver medal on Sunday finishing in 7:16.58 behind Luuk Adema of the Netherlands.

Great Britain’s second silver medal came from the women’s four of Megan Slabbert, Matilda Martin, Susannah Lowe and Megan Barry on Saturday as they finished just behind the host nation in a time of 7:02.18.

The men’s coxed four of William Crossley, George Horrell, Kaan Belton, Stijn De Graaf and cox Gavin McWilliams produced solid performances on both days of the competition as they won two bronze medals. They were just pipped to silver on Sunday, finishing just 0.04 seconds behind Spain’s crew.

The women’s pair of Zoe Taylor and Xanthe Weatherhead won bronze medals on both days of the competition.

Great Britain’s other bronze medals were won by the men’s four of Ben Brophy, Albert Mitchell, Sam Gillingham and Tim Nugent, and the women’s eight, who opened the tournament with their race on Friday.

GB’s Team Manager for the Coupe, Jimmy Scragg, spoke about the event as a whole afterwards, saying: “The competition went really well and it was very well organised. Libourne is a good venue and everything was kept going well in spite of a few rain showers”.

He added: “ The girls’ team performed really well, it was just a shame they couldn’t hold on in the last two races and win the team trophy. The standard of the competition on the boys’ side of the competition was very high, particularly in the men’s four, but on at least one day of the competition I feel everyone performed to their potential. Our target for next year is to turn those bronze medals into golds”.

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RESULTS

GB results only. For individual rower names by crew, see below. For full results go to: http://www.couperowing.org/results/

FRIDAY RESULT

JUNIOR

WOMEN

Eight

Great Britain 3rd (France 1st)

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY RESULTS

JUNIOR

WOMEN

Pair

Saturday: Great Britain 3rd (Spain 1st)
Sunday: Great Britain 3rd (Spain 1st)

Four

Saturday: Great Britain 2nd (France 1st)

Single scull

Saturday: Great Britain 3rd (Belgium 1st)
Sunday: Great Britain 3rd (Belgium 1st)

Double scull

Saturday: Great Britain 5th (Italy 1st)
Sunday: Great Britain 5th (Italy 1st)

Quadruple scull

Saturday: Great Britain 1st (Spain 2nd)

JUNIOR

MEN

Pair

Saturday: Great Britain 6th (France 1st)

Four

Saturday: Great Britain 5th (Italy 1st)
Sunday: Great Britain 3rd (Spain 1st)

Coxed Four

Saturday: Great Britain 3rd (Italy 1st)
Sunday: Great Britain 3rd (Italy 1st)

Eight

Saturday: Great Britain 4th (Italy 1st)

Single scull

Saturday: Great Britain 3rd (Netherlands 1st)
Sunday: Great Britain 2nd (Netherlands 1st)

Double scull

Saturday: Great Britain 5th (Hungary 1st)
Sunday (B Final): Great Britain 1st (Poland 2nd)

Quadruple sucll

Saturday (B Final): Great Britain 2nd (Ireland 1st)

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CREW LISTS

GB Rowing Team – 2014 Coupe de la Jeunesse
Libourne, France, 1-3 August

JUNIOR WOMEN

Pair

Zoe Taylor (Reading Rowing RC)
Xanthe Weatherhead (Reading RC)
Coach: Dan Moore, GBRT

Four

Matilda Martin (Headington School)
Susannah Lowe (Molesey BC)
Megan Barry (Sir William Borlase’s BC)
Megan Slabbert (Molesey BC)
Coach: Harry Lyons, Sir William Borlase’s BC

Eight

Isabel Lingard (Headington School)
Georgina Mulraine (Sir William Borlase’s BC)
Matilda Martin (Headington School)
Susannah Lowe (Molesey BC)
Megan Barry (Sir William Borlase’s BC)
Megan Slabbert (Molesey BC)
Zoe Taylor (Reading Rowing Club)
Xanthe Weatherhead (Reading RC)
Sasha Adwani (cox) (Headington School
Coaches: Dan Moore, GBRT; Harry Lyons, Sir William Borlase’s BC

Single scull

Isabel Lingard (Headington School)
Coach: Bret King, Marlow RC

Double scull

Kyra Edwards (Nottingham RC)
Alice Bowyer (Gloucester Hartpury)
Coach: Rhona McCallum, Tideway Scullers School

Quadruple scull

Jessica Newson (Gloucester Hartpury)
Emily Richards (Monmouth Comprehensive School)
Rosalind Wilson (Marlow RC)
Erica Holmes (Marlow RC)
Coach: Bret King, Marlow RC

JUNIOR MEN

Pair

Cameron Buchanan (Kings College School Wimbledon)
Rob Fearn (Hampton School)
Coach: Adam Moffatt, Shiplake College

Four

Ben Brophy (Tideway Scullers School)
Timothy Nugent (Hampton School)
Sam Gillingham (St Edwards School)
Albert Mitchell (St Edwards School)
Coach: Pete Hardcastle, Emanuel School

Eight

Aryan Sheikhalian (Canford School)
Graham Lyons (Great Marlow School)
Jonathan Naylor (Canford School)
Alexander Slater (The King’s School, Chester)
George Horrell (St Paul’s School)
Kaan Belton (Tideway Scullers School)
Stijn De Graaf (St Paul’s School)
William Crossley (Hampton School)
Gavin McWilliams (cox) (BMS)
Coach: Ian Dryden, Canford School

Single scull

Harrison Uglow (Leander)
Coach: Livinia Cowell-Sherriff, Leander

Double scull

Connor Gamble (Nottingham RC)
Alex Haynes (Marlow RC)
Coach: Katy Knowles, GBRT

Quadruple scull

William White (Star Club)
Jack Williams (Gloucester Hartpury)
Scott Ozsanlav-Harris (The Grange School)
Rufus Biggs (Sir William Borlase’s BC)
Coach: Matt Jump, The Grange School

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