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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.
GB Rowing Team
Rower // Men's Squad Date of Birth: 26th Aug 1997 (22 years old)
Club: Edinburgh University Boat Club Hometown: Lochwinnoch
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Talented sculler Gavin Horsburgh capped his first senior international season in 2017 with a silver medal at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.
As a junior oarsman he won GB’s first ever World Championship gold medal in the men’s quad scull at the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships in Rio de Janeiro. The following year he took home another impressive gold, racing in the men’s quad sculls at the World Rowing U23 Championships.
Horsburgh almost made it a historic treble of gold medals, narrowly missing out to France in the final of the lightweight men’s quad at the 2017 World Championships.
Earlier in the season he raced in the lightweight men’s double with Matthew Curtis at the World U23 Championships but the duo were struck down with illness and were unable to start their B final.
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.
A talented squad packed with medal-winning experience has today been announced by British Rowing for this month’s U23 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.