Holly Norton

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 1st Jan 1993 (27 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 182.00
Hometown: Johannesburg - South Africa

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Holly Norton boasts senior and U23 World Championship medals in her impressive collection, and is looking to add to that in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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 U23 level, Holly studied psychology at Ohio State University in the United States.

She started the 2017 season in fine form, winning a gold medal with Karen Bennett in the women’s pair at the opening World Cup in Belgrade and following it up with a bronze at the European Championships. Bennett and Norton moved into the eight after the Lucerne World Cup and finished fifth at the World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.

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

2016

World Champion Women's Four

2015

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

Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
W8+
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
W8+
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
6 W8+
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
W8+
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
W4-
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
W8+
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
5 W8+
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
4 W2-
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
W2-
2017 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
W2-
2016 World Rowing Championships
Rotterdam, NED
W4-
2015 World Rowing Championships
Aiguebelette, FRA
W4-
2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
BW2-
2011 World Rowing Junior Championships
Eton, GBR
2 (FB Final) JW2-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsLucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
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:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
4
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsRacice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsRotterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsAiguebelette, FRA
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
BW2-
Year:
2011
Event:
World Rowing Junior ChampionshipsEton, GBR
Position:
2 (FB Final)
Boat:
JW2-

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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