Updated: Great Britain team for World Rowing Cup II
Illnesses have led to a number of changes to the Great Britain squad for World Rowing Cup 2 in Poznan, with Karen Bennett returning to the women’s eight
Karen Bennett returns to the women’s eight in international competition for the first time since winning silver at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as a last-minute call up for an ill crew mate in the team traveling to World Rowing Cup II in Poznan.
Bennett adds her Olympic experience to the boat that finished fourth at the European Championships in Racice, replacing fellow Leander Club rower Fiona Gammond.
Various illnesses have resulted in several other crew changes, with the bronze medal winning women’s quad from Racice now unable to travel to Poznan.
The lightweight men’s double, which won gold at the first World Cup of the season in Belgrade, is also unable to travel, with Zak Lee-Green set to race in the lightweight single. He will be replaced in the second men’s quad by U23 Scot Gavin Horsburgh.
Tanner said: “It’s frustrating to lose athletes to illness before the World Cup but we are positive they will be back with us and training when the team gets back from Poznan. I am also very confident that Tom Ransley will be back and in contention for selection to the World Championships, which take place in late September.
“Our team for Poznan contains a great number of strong and ambitious rowers and I’m looking forward to seeing them perform as the next step of our progression towards the World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.”
Great Britain squad for World Rowing Cup 2
Lance Tredell (Cambridge Univ. BC/Altrincham)
Thomas Jeffery (Leander Club/Plymouth)
Jacob Dawson (Leander Club/Plymouth)
Adam Neill (Leander Club/Peterborough)
Cameron Buchan (Leander Club/Dunipace)
Callum McBrierty (Leander Club/Edinburgh)
James Rudkin (Newcastle Univ. BC/Litchborough)
Tom Ford (Leander Club/Holmes Chapel)
Henry Fieldman (cox) (Molesey BC/London)
Coaches: Rob Dauncey/Christian Felkel
Lightweight men’s single scull
Zak Lee-Green (Agecroft RC/Cardiff)
Coach: Hamish Burrell
Annie Withers (Oxford Brookes Univ. BC/Kingston)
Sara Parfett (Univ. of London BC/Rochester)
Caragh McMurtry (Coalporters ARC/Southampton)
Rebecca Chin (Agecroft RC/Deganwy)
Jo Wratten (Leander Club/Middlesbrough)
Rebecca Shorten (Imperial College BC/Belfast)
Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh)
Katherine Douglas (Leander Club/Edinburgh)
Matilda Horn (cox) (Univ. of London BC/Windsor)
Coach: James Harris