Holly Norton. Credit Nick Middleton

Holly Norton

Rower - Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 1st Jan 1993 (26 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 182.00
Hometown: Johannesburg - South Africa

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Intro

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.

On The Water

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.

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2019 5th W8+
2018 6th W8+
2017 5th W8+
2016 Gold W4-
2015 Silver W4-
World Rowing Championships:
2019
5th
W8+
World Rowing Championships:
2018
6th
W8+
World Rowing Championships:
2017
5th
W8+
World Rowing Championships:
2016
W4-
World Rowing Championships:
2015
W4-
European Rowing Championships
2019 Silver W8+
2018 Silver W8+
2017 Bronze W2-
European Rowing Championships:
2019
W8+
European Rowing Championships:
2018
W8+
European Rowing Championships:
2017
W2-
World Rowing U23 Championships
2015 Silver W2-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2015
W2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2019 Rotterdam 5th W8+
2019 Poznan Bronze W8+
2018 Belgrade Silver W8+
2018 Belgrade 4th W4-
2017 Lucerne 4th W2-
2017 Belgrade Gold W2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2019 Rotterdam
5th
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2019 Poznan
W8+
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-

 

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