Anastasia Posner

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 7th Dec 1993 (26 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 175cm
Hometown: Oxford

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Oxford University graduate Anastasia Posner (neé Chitty) is part of a large new cohort of rowers joining the GB Rowing Team senior squad for the Tokyo Olympiad.

As well as representing OUWBC in victorious Boat Race crews throughout her time at university, Anastasia won silver in the women’s four at the 2011 World Rowing Junior Championships and in the eight at the 2014 World U23 Championships.

She was selected for the 2016 FISU World University Rowing Championships where she and Sam Courty finished in fourth position in the women’s pair.

In 2017, Anastasia made her senior international debut in the women’s pair at the World Cup in Poznan, finishing sixth. She then moved to the eight for the World Cup in Lucerne, winning bronze, and the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, where the crew finished fifth.

Anastasia retired from the GB Rowing Team in 2020 to complete her medical studies.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
3 (FD Final) W2-
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
6 W8+
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
W8+
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 W2-
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
W8+
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
5 W8+
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
W8+
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
6 W2-
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
BW8+
2011 World Rowing Junior Championships
Eton, GBR
JW4-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
3 (FD Final)
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Position:
6
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
6
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
BW8+
Year:
2011
Event:
World Rowing Junior Championships
Eton, GBR
Position:
Boat:
JW4-

Beyond the Boat

Away from rowing Anastasia relaxes over coffee with friends, or by reading and watching documentaries – Panorama is a firm favourite, but she is also a fan of Call The Midwife.

She has signed up to a career as a doctor in the army, which she looks forward to once she had hung up her oars.

Malala Yousafzai, Barack Obama and Benazir Bhutto would be guests at her dream dinner party, and if stranded on a desert island Anastasia would hope to be accompanied by a bible, her flute, and pen and paper.

Anastasia is Lottery funded through UK Sport.