Great Britain team for World Rowing Cup III announced
An unchanged men’s quad, which won gold in Poznan, is part of the 64-athlete Great Britain team for World Rowing Cup III
Sixty-four athletes will compete for Great Britain at World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, including an unchanged men’s quadruple scull, which took an impressive gold in Poznan in round two.
Of the other medallists from round two, three boats remain unchanged for the regatta on Lucerne’s Rotsee. Vicky Thornley returns in the women’s single – she sits second overall in the event standings behind Austria’s Magdelena Lobnig having taken two silver medals in the series so far, adding to her gold at the European Championships.
Having won silver in the eight in Poznan, Karen Bennett is back in the pair with the return from injury of her partner Holly Norton. A second pair of Caragh McMurtry – another silver medallist from the eight – and Sam Courty – who returns from injury rehabilitation – is also entered.
The silver medal eight contains two changes: Fiona Gammond returns after illness kept her out of the Poznan regatta, while Anastasia Chitty swaps the pair for the eight this time round.
A women’s four is also entered for the first time this season, with Cambridge University duo Holly Hill and Melissa Wilson joined by Hattie Taylor and Rowan McKellar, who were part of the four that finished fourth in the World Rowing U23 Championships in 2016. The International Olympic Committee recently announced that the women’s four will replace the lightweight men’s four on the Olympic programme in 2020.
The men’s eight, which took bronze in round two, contains two changes. Oliver Cook comes in to the bow seat having finished his Masters course at Oxford University, with Princeton student Tom George set to sit in front of him in the two seat.
Two lightweight men’s doubles are entered – the first comprising of Sam Mottram and Jamie Copus, the second seeing Zak Lee-Green and Ed Fisher partnered. Peter Chambers will race the lightweight men’s single having missed round two with illness.
The women’s quad returns, with Alice Baatz joining regulars Beth Bryan, Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne and Holly Nixon. A lightweight quad, comprised of Maddie Arlett, Robyn Harts-Winks, Ellie Piggott and Gemma Hall, is also entered.
Great Britain team for World Rowing Cup III (Lucerne, 7-9 July 2017)
Oliver Cook (Oxford Univ. BC/Windsor)
Tom George (Leander Club/Oxford)
Cameron Buchan (Leander Club/Dunipace)
Callum McBrierty (Leander Club/Edinburgh)
Jacob Dawson (Leander Club/Plymouth)
Adam Neill (Leander Club/Peterborough)
James Rudkin (Newcastle Univ. BC/Litchborough)
Lance Tredell (Cambridge Univ. BC/Altrincham)
Henry Fieldman (cox) (Molesey BC/London)
Coaches: Rob Dauncey/Christian Felkel
Lightweight single scull
Peter Chambers (Oxford Brookes Univ. BC/Coleraine)
Coach: Hamish Burrell
Alan Sinclair (Leander Club/Inverness)
Holly Hill (Cambridge Univ. Women’s BC/Gossington)
Melissa Wilson (Cambridge Univ. Women’s BC/Edinburgh)
Hattie Taylor (Leander Club/Sunningdale)
Rowan McKellar (Broxbourne RC/Glasgow)
Coach: Jane Hall
Annie Withers (Oxford Brookes Univ. BC/Kingston)
Sara Parfett (Univ. of London BC/Rochester)
Anastasia Chitty (Leander Club/Oxford)
Rebecca Chin (Agecroft RC/Deganwy)
Jo Wratten (Leander Club/Middlesbrough)
Katherine Douglas (Leander Club/Edinburgh)
Fiona Gammond (Leander Club/Bicester)
Rebecca Shorten (Imperial College BC/Belfast)
Matilda Horn (cox) (Univ. of London BC/Windsor)
Coach: James Harris
Beth Bryan (Leander Club/Stockton-on-Tees)
Alice Baatz (Agecroft RC/Winchester)
Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne (Reading RC/Hereford)
Holly Nixon Leander Club/Enniskillen)
Coach: Paul Thompson
Lightweight quadruple scull
Maddie Arlett (Edinburgh Univ. BC/Selkirk)
Robyn Hart-Winks (Univ. of London BC/Kirriemuir)
Ellie Piggott (Wallingford RC/Bedford)
Gemma Hall (Wallingford RC/Wargrave)
Coach: Ben Reed