Emily Craig

Rower // Lightweight Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 30th Nov 1992 (24 years old)
Club: University of London Boat Club
Height: 173.00
Hometown: Mark Cross

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Emily Craig goes into the Tokyo 2020 Olympiad on a high having been crowned as world champion in the lightweight women's quad scull.

That came 12 months after Emily Craig, who has also been a medallist at under-23 level, had won silver in the same boat on her senior GB Rowing Team debut.

In the first World Cup of the 2017 season, Craig teamed up with Maddie Arlett to claim a bronze medal in the lightweight women’s double sculls.

Emily won a silver medal on her senior GB debut at the 2015 World Championships and upgraded to gold 12 months later

On The Water

2016

World Champion Lightweight Women's Quadruple Scull

2015

World Silver Medallist Lightweight Women's Quadruple Scull

2013

World U23 Bronze Medallist Lightweight Women's Quadruple Scull

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

After finishing sixth in the GB Rowing Team Trials in 2016, Craig was selected alongside Ellie Piggott in the lightweight women’s double scull for the World Cup in Varese where they placed ninth overall. They were then joined by Brianna Stubbs and Imogen Walsh in the lightweight women’s quad scull for the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam. After winning their race for lanes, the GB quartet showed their quality once again in the final to win gold in impressive style.

Craig’s senior GB Rowing Team debut proved to be a memorable one as she combined with Stubbs, Ruth Walczak and Piggott to win lightweight women’s quad scull silver at the 2015 WorldRowing Championships in Aiguebelette. The same crew had won gold earlier in the season at the Essen Regatta in Germany, with Craig and Walczak also claiming bronze in the lightweight double.

Craig made her first appearance in GB colours at the 2013 World Rowing U23 Championships in Linz, stroking the lightweight quad to a fine bronze medal.

She competed in the lightweight single sculls at the following year’s World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, finishing sixth, and then won an impressive gold at the World University Rowing Championships in Gravelines, France, before completing 2014 with victory in the 5km GB Rowing Team Assessment in Boston, Lincs.

Brianna Stubbs, Ruth Walczak, Emily Craig and Ellie Piggott won silver in the lightweight women's quad at the 2015 World Championships in Aiguebelette
Emily Craig raced in the lightweight women's single scull at the 2014 World U23 Championships

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2017 5th LW2x
2016 LW4x
2015 LW4x
World Rowing Championships:
2017
5th
LW2x
World Rowing Championships:
2016
LW4x
World Rowing Championships:
2015
LW4x
European Rowing Championships
2017 LW2x
European Rowing Championships:
2017
LW2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2017 Lucerne 6th LW2x
2017 Poznan 4th LW2x
2017 Belgrade LW2x
2016 Varese 9th LW2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
6th
LW2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Poznan
4th
LW2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Belgrade
LW2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Varese
9th
LW2x
World U23 Rowing Championships
2014 6th LW1x
2013 LW4x
World U23 Rowing Championships:
2014
6th
LW1x
World U23 Rowing Championships:
2013
LW4x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2016 6th LW1x
2015 6th LW1x
2014 5th LW1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2016
6th
LW1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2015
6th
LW1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2014
5th
LW1x

More info...

Club: University of London Boat Club
Boat: Lightweight Women’s Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches: Brian Young, Phil Gray
Learnt to Row: Bewl Bridge RC
Original Club(s): Bewl Bridge RC
Original Coach(es): Ian Harlow, Lene Northwood, Helen Taylor

Beyond the Boat

Emily is studying a master’s degree in East Asian art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London.