Holly Norton

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 1st Jan 1993 (25 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 182.00
Hometown: Johannesburg - South Africa

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Emerging talent Holly Norton has represented the GB Rowing Team twice on the senior stage so far and been on the podium both times.

Holly Norton won a silver with the women’s four at the 2015 World Rowing Championships, going one better in 2016 to claim gold in impressive style.

A medallist at world under-23 level, Holly – who studied psychology at Ohio State University in the United States – will be looking to build on a successful start to her international career during the Tokyo 2020 Olympiad.

She started the 2017 season in fine form, winning a gold medal with Karen Bennett in the women’s pairs at the opening World Cup in Belgrade.

Holly stroked the women's four to gold at the 2016 World Championships, upgrading on the silver she won 12 months earlier

On The Water


World Champion Women's Four


World Silver Medallist Women's Four

World U23 Silver Medallist Women's Pair

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

Norton won the first gold medal of her international career when she teamed up with Fiona Gammond, Donna Etiebet and Holly Nixon to claim the women’s four title at the 2016 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam. After winning their heat in tricky conditions, the four surged clear in the final to record an emphatic victory.

She had made her GB Rowing Team debut at the 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv, winning an impressive silver in the women’s pair with Rowan McKellar.

A month later, she was handed her first senior appearance at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette. She raced alongside Becca Chin, Bennett and Lucinda Gooderham in the women’s four and won another silver medal after an excellent performance in the final.

Holly Norton and Rowan McKellar won women's pair silver at the 2015 World U23 Championships

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2017 5th W8+
2016 W4-
2015 W4-
World Rowing Championships:
World Rowing Championships:
World Rowing Championships:
European Rowing Championships
2017 W2-
European Rowing Championships:
World Rowing U23 Championships
2015 W2-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2017 Lucerne [4th] W2-
2017 Belgrade W2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Belgrade

Personal information

Place of Birth Current Address Hometown
Harare – Zimbabwe Columbus, Ohio – USA Johannesburg – South Africa
Place of Birth:
Harare – Zimbabwe
Current Address:
Columbus, Ohio – USA
Johannesburg – South Africa
Date of Birth Weight Height
1st January 1993 76kg 182cm
Date of Birth:
1st January 1993
St Stithians Girls College (Johannesburg, South Africa)
St Stithians Girls College (Johannesburg, South Africa)


More info...

Club: Leander Club
Boat: Women’s Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches: Peter Sheppard, Jane Hall

Learnt to Row: St Stithians Girls College Rowing Club
Original Club(s): St Stithians Girls College Rowing Club
Original Coach(es): Jamie Croly