Giedre Rakauskaite MBE

Rower // Para-Rowing Squad
Date of Birth: 13th Jun 1991 (31 years old)
Club: Worcester RC
Height: 184cm
Hometown: Kaunas, Lithuania/Worcester

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Giedre became World Champion in the PR3 Mix4+ in 2017 and won the title again in 2019. She won gold at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and is also a reigning European Champion in that boat class, which she won in 2021 and 2022.

Giedre started rowing in 2006 in Kaunas, Lithuania. She moved to the UK in 2011, taking up residence in Worcester to study Sports Coaching Science at Worcester University where she rowed. In her final year of study Giedre began coaching at Hereford Cathedral School, taking on the lead coaching role on graduation.

Giedre continued to row competitively at Worcester RC, winning a silver medal at the British Indoor Rowing Championships in 2015 before making the semi finals of Senior doubles at Henley Women’s Regatta and qualifying for the new women’s doubles event at Henley Royal Regatta in 2017.

 

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
PR3 Mix4+
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+

Beyond the Boat

Films/TV: Coach Carter

Dream dinner guests: Arnold Schwarzeneger

If I wasn’t a rower: Basketballer

Sports I’d like to compete in: Cycling