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The GB Rowing Team is the high performance arm of British Rowing. Rowing is the nation’s most continuously successful Olympic sport, having won a gold medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, and has won six Paralympic golds since the sport was introduced to the Paralympic Games programme in 2008.
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Rower // Women's Squad Date of Birth: 8th Nov 1994 (26 years old)
Club: Leander Club Height: 181cm Hometown: Holmes Chapel
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Emily Ford broke into the GB Rowing Team senior squad in 2018, having competed at Junior and U23 level.
Ford, sister of fellow GB squad member Tom, won successive medals at the World U23 Championships in 2015 and 2016 – a bronze in the four in the former and a silver in the eight at the latter.
In 2018, Ford rowed in a pair with fellow Leander rower Emily Ashford at the first World Cup in Belgrade, finishing sixth. She moved to the women’s eight for the second World Cup in Linz where the crew finished fourth and was named as a spare for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and the World Championships. She also won the Town Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in a GB Rowing Team composite crew.
She has been part of the women’s four for the 2019 season, finishing 6th at the European Championships and at World Cup II in Poznan and 7th at World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam.
Emily has three brothers, one of whom (Tom) is also on the GB Rowing Team. She loves being outdoors and exploring and likes to upcycle furniture in her spare time.
With Rio firmly on the horizon for the core group of Olympic squad rowers, the next wave will be looking to impress at the third GB Rowing Team assessment of the season.