Emily Craig

Rower // Lightweight Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 30th Nov 1992 (27 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 Craig, who has also been a medallist at U23 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. She then partnered Olympic champion Katherine Copeland to European Championships silver and continued to race the lightweight double through to the World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.

In April 2018, Craig won her first GB Rowing Team Senior Trials in the lightweight single scull.

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

Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
LW2x
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
6 LW2x
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
3 (FB Final) LW2x
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
3 (FB Final) W2x
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
5 LW2x
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
LW2x
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
5 LW2x
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
6 LW2x
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
4 LW2x
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
LW2x
2017 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
LW2x
2016 World Rowing Championships
Rotterdam, NED
LW4x
2016 World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
3 (FB Final) LW2x
2015 World Rowing Championships
Aiguebelette, FRA
LW4x
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
6 BLW1x
2013 Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
3 (F Final) BLW4x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
6
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
3 (FB Final)
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsLucerne, SUI
Position:
3 (FB Final)
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
5
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
5
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
6
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
4
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsRacice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsRotterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
LW4x
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Cup IVarese, ITA
Position:
3 (FB Final)
Boat:
LW2x
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsAiguebelette, FRA
Position:
Boat:
LW4x
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 ChampionshipsVarese, ITA
Position:
6
Boat:
BLW1x
Year:
2013
Event:
Under 23 World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
3 (F Final)
Boat:
BLW4x

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.