Rower - Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 1st Jan 1993 (26 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Hometown: Johannesburg - South Africa
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.
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.
|World Rowing Championships|
|European Rowing Championships|
|World Rowing U23 Championships|
|World Rowing Cup Regattas|
Club: Leander Club
Boat: Women’s Squad
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