Melissa Wilson

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 10th Jun 1993 (26 years old)
Club: CUWBC
Height: 175cm
Hometown: Edinburgh

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A World U23 medallist and A-finalist at the 2017 and 2018 World Rowing Championships, Melissa Wilson hopes to make a mark on the senior international stage during the Tokyo Olympiad.

As stroke of the victorious Cambridge blue boat for the 2017 Women’s Boat Race, Wilson has demonstrated impressive talent during her short time in rowing. She took up the sport at university and has since won silver and bronze medals at the 2014 and 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships, and finished seventh in the single sculls at the FISU World University Rowing Championships in 2016.

She made her senior debut in 2017 at the World Cup in Lucerne, racing to sixth in the women’s four. She then went on to race with Cambridge teammate Holly Hill in the women’s pair at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, finishing fourth. Last summer she came fifth in the women’s quad at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
6 W4x
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
4 W4x
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
5 W4x
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
5 W4x
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
4 W4x
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
1 (FB Final) W4x
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
4 W2-
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
6 W4-
2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
BW4-
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
BW8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
6
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
4
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsLucerne, SUI
Position:
5
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
5
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsGlasgow, GBR
Position:
4
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
4
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
6
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
BW4-
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 ChampionshipsVarese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
BW8+