Holly Hill

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 23rd Jan 1994 (26 years old)
Club: CUWBC/Isle of Ely
Height: 182cm
Hometown: Slimbridge

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Graduate of British Rowing's World Class Start programme, Holly Hill is a double medallist at U23 level and winner of the 2017 Women's Boat Race.

After joining the highly successful World Class Start programme in 2013, Hill spent her first year at Cambridge University learning to scull. The following year she switched to sweep rowing and raced in the 2015 Women’s Boat Race. In 2017 Holly and her crew triumphed over Oxford by 11 lengths, setting a new course record in the process.

On the international stage Holly has won bronze and silver medals at U23 level, and made her debut with the GB Rowing Team senior squad at the 2017 World Cup in Lucerne, racing in the women’s four. She went on to race in the women’s pair with Cambridge teammate Melissa Wilson at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, finishing fourth.

In the 2019 season Holly has raced in the four and the pair, winning bronze in the latter with Polly Swann at World Cup III.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
1 (FB Final) W4-
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
W2-
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
1 (FB Final) W4-
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
6 W8+
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
W8+
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 W8+
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
4 W2-
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
6 W4-
2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
BW8+
2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
BW4-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
6
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsGlasgow, GBR
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
4
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
6
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 ChampionshipsRotterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
BW8+
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
BW4-

Beyond the Boat

Holly first signed up to the World Class Start programme after being inspired by watching Helen Glover and Heather Stanning and Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger win gold at the London 2012 Olympics.

She has recently started learning to play the guitar and the piano, which give her something different to focus on and allow her to disconnect from the physical fatigue of rowing. She is also fascinated by politics and spends hours reading opinion pieces on what’s going on in the world, which she says is possibly more exhausting than the rowing…!