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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: 19th Oct 1992 (28 years old)
Club: Leander Club Height: 182cm Hometown: Bicester
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Following a glittering junior and U23 international career, Fiona Gammond has made the step up to the senior squad, training full time at the GB Rowing Team base in Caversham.
Gammond made her senior debut at the 2016 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam with a convincing win in the women’s four. She was accompanied by experienced oarswoman Donna Etiebet, and relative newcomers to the squad Holly Norton and Holly Nixon; all of whom have their eyes set on the Rio Olympic Games in 2020.
Fiona’s introduction to the international rowing scene came at the 2009 Coupe de la Jeunesse in Vichy, France; she followed this with selection for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, and won gold in the W8+ at the World Rowing Junior Championships the same year.
The 2012 season saw Fiona earn selection in the U23 eight, finishing fourth at the World U23 Championships in Trakai. She also won fine silver medals at the 2013 and 2014 World Rowing U23 Championships in the eight.
The eight was also where Gammond spent her 2017 season, winning silver and bronze at the World Cup regattas and finishing fifth at the World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.
Rio 2016 Olympic champion Scott Durant and silver-medalist Karen Bennett will be among the thousands of competitors at the 2016 British Rowing Senior Championships, taking place in Nottingham this Saturday and Sunday.
The GB Rowing Team claimed a golden hat-trick on Saturday to finish top of the medal table at the Senior World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Big gusts of wind were unable to prevent GB Rowing Team’s defending champions making smooth progress on Monday afternoon as the Senior World Championships got under way in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
British Rowing has announced two more senior crews for the 2016 World Rowing Championships, completing selection for this month’s regatta in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.