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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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

World Rowing Championships
2017 5th W8+
2016 W4-
2015 W4-
World Rowing Championships:
2017
5th
W8+
World Rowing Championships:
2016
W4-
World Rowing Championships:
2015
W4-
European Rowing Championships
2017 W2-
European Rowing Championships:
2017
W2-
World Rowing U23 Championships
2015 W2-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2015
W2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2018 Belgrade W8+
2018 Belgrade 4th W4-
2017 Lucerne 4th W2-
2017 Belgrade W2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2018 Belgrade
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2018 Belgrade
4th
W4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
4th
W2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Belgrade
W2-

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
Hometown:
Johannesburg – South Africa
Date of Birth Weight Height
1st January 1993 76kg 182cm
Date of Birth:
1st January 1993
Weight:
76kg
Height:
182cm
Education
St Stithians Girls College (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Education:
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