Final pre-Games run out for GB Rowing Team
Poznan, Poland, provides the venue for the final world cup of the season offering a final pre-Games opportunity.
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, the men’s four of Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis and the World Champion mixed para-rowing coxed four head a list of crews named by British Rowing today to compete at the season’s final of three world cups.
The event, taking place in Poznan, Poland, is the last opportunity to race internationally before the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. Rowing has its Team GB announcement this Thursday (9 June) and its ParalympicsGB announcement on 30 June.
GB last raced at the world cup in Lucerne eight days ago when one of the two men’s pairs, the men’s eight, four and quad and the women’s pair were all affected by illness. All are back up to full strength for Poznan.
Nathaniel Reilly O’Donnell and Mat Tarrant, world cup winners in Varese in early May, took bronze in a hair-splitting photo-finish for silver with the Dutch in the men’s pair. Alan Sinclair and Stewart Innes, silver medallists at the European Championships last month, will also race the pair in Poznan. Both pairs will seek to prove their mettle as the Rio selections loom.
The GB men’s eight were without Pete Reed in Lucerne. He returns for Poznan in a crew that has been re-ordered with Andrew T Hodge, gold medallist in the four at London 2012 with Reed, in the stroke seat.
Oliver Cook and Callum McBrierty – the latter having subbed superbly into the men’s four to help them to world cup gold in Switzerland – will race in a coxed pair with Henry Fieldman, reigning World Champion in this event returning to cox the crew.
GB will race its European Champion women’s eight in Poland fresh from its world cup silver performance in Lucerne.
Vicky Thornley and Katherine Grainger will race a women’s double scull and there will be a second-ranked women’s pair in action, too, behind Glover and Stanning.
Peter Lambert is back in the bow seat of the men’s quadruple scull to bring that crew up to full strength once more after Jack Beaumont, who will race a single in Poznan as will Alan Campbell, stepped in so admirably to assist them to world cup silver in Lucerne.
Through the early rounds in Lucerne, both the light men’s four and double showed some good boat speed and will want to test themselves again in Poznan.
Poznan also provides the palette against which GB’s para-rowers can paint a picture of their progress since the season’s opening international regatta at Gavirate in Italy.
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Poznan World Cup
17-19 June 2016
(Crews listed from bow to stroke with cox and with club, hometown and date of birth)
Pair – GBR 1
Helen Glover (Minerva Bath RC/Penzance/17.06.86)/
Heather Stanning (Army RC/Lossiemouth/26.01.85)
Coach: Robin Williams
Pair – GBR 2
Coach: Robin Williams
Katie Greves (Leander Club/Oxford/02.09.82)/
Melanie Wilson (Imperial College BC/London/25.06.84)/
Frances Houghton (Univ of London Tyrian Club/Oxford/19.09.80)/
Louisa Reeve (Leander/London/16.05.84) /
Jess Eddie (London RC/Durham/07.10.84)/
Olivia Carnegie-Brown (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Henley-on-Thames/28.03.91)/
Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh/05.02.89)/
Zoe Lee (Imperial College BC/Richmond/15.12.85)/
Zoe De Toledo (Leander Club/London/17.07.87) (cox)
Coach: Paul Thompson and James Harris
Katherine Grainger (St Andrew BC/Glasgow/12.11.75)/
Pair – GBR1
Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell (Univ of London BC/Durham/13.04.88)/
Coach: Rob Dauncey
Oliver Cook (Univ of London BC/Windsor/05.06.90)/
Callum McBrierty (Leander Club/Edinburgh/13.08.92)/
Mohamed Sbihi (Molesey BC/Surbiton/27.03.88)/
George Nash (Molesey BC/Guildford/02.10.89)/
Constantine Louloudis (Oxford Univ BC/London/15.09.91)
Scott Durant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Lancaster/12.02.88)/
Matt Langridge (Leander Club/Northwich/20.05.83)/
Will Satch (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/09.06.89)/
Tom Ransley (Leander Club/Ashford/06.09.85)/
Paul Bennett (Univ of London BC/Leeds/16.12.88)/
Pete Reed (Leander Club/Nailsworth/27.07.81)/
Andrew T Hodge (Molesey BC/Hebden/03.03.79)/
Phelan Hill (cox) (Leander Club/Bedford/21.07.79)
Coach: John West
Jonny Walton (Leander Club/Leicester/06.10.90)/
John Collins (Leander Club/Twickenham/24.01.89)
Coach: Mark Banks
Peter Lambert (Leander Club/Maidenhead/03.12.86)/
Sam Townsend (Reading Univ BC/Reading/26.11.85)/
Angus Groom (Leander Club/Glasgow/16.06.92)/
Graeme Thomas (Agecroft RC/Preston/08.11.88)/
Kat Copeland (Tees RC/Stockton-on-Tees/01.12.90)
Joel Cassells (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/15.06.94)
Coach: Hamish Burrell
Chris Bartley (Leander Club/Chester/02.02.84)/
Mark Aldred (London RC/Birmingham/18.04.87)/
Jono Clegg (Leander Club/Maidenhead/14.07.89)/
Peter Chambers (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/14.03.90)
Richard Chambers (Leander Club/Coleraine/10.06.85)
Coach: Darren Whiter
Coxed four (LTAMix4+)
Grace Clough (Nottingham RC/Sheffield/21.06.91)/
Daniel Brown (Upper Thames BC/Reading/29.11.82)/
Pamela Relph (Leander Club/Aylesbury/14.11.89)/
James Fox (Univ of London/Peterborough/02.05.92)/
Oliver James (cox) (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/05.01.90)
Coach: Tom Dyson
Arms/-shoulders single scull (ASW1x)
Rachel Morris (Guildford RC/Farnham/25.04.79)
Coach: Tom Dyson
Arms/-shoulders single scull (ASM1x)
Tom Aggar (Marlow RC/Maidenhead/24.05.84)
Coach: Nick Baker
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