Sam Courty

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 7th Jan 1993 (26 years old)
Club: University of Bath
Height: 173cm
Hometown: Alnwick

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Double World Rowing U23 Championships medallist Sam Courty has graduated from the World Class Start programme into the senior squad.

Courty has enjoyed a highly successful start to her international rowing career. She became involved with the sport in 2012 whilst studying at Bath University, and only two years later was selected for the silver medal-winning U23 women’s eight.

In the same season Courty raced at the Commonwealth Regatta, winning silver and bronze medals in the women’s pair and women’s four. She took home a bronze medal the following year racing the women’s four at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv.

She made her senior debut in 2017 at the World Cup in Lucerne, finishing seventh with Caragh McMurtry. She was then selected to race in the women’s four at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, finishing seventh.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2019 10th W2-
2017 7th W4-
World Rowing Championships:
2019
10th
W2-
World Rowing Championships:
2017
7th
W4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2019 Rotterdam 8th W2-
2019 Poznan 7th W4-
2018 Linz 4th W8+
2017 Lucerne 7th W2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2019 Rotterdam
8th
W2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2019 Poznan
7th
W4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2018 Linz
4th
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
7th
W2-
European Rowing Championships
2019 6th W2-
European Rowing Championships:
2019
6th
W2-
World Rowing U23 Championships
2015 BW4-
2014 BW8+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2015
BW4-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2014
BW8+

Beyond the Boat

Courty is a former equestrian rider who competed at the Horse of the Year show in 2007. She has always been fascinated by sport, and dreams of pursuing a career as a sport scientist with an elite team.

Chocolate, a camera and a friend would top her list of items to take to a desert island, and Chris Hoy, Princess Diana and James Corden are her three dream dinner party guests. If she could swap places with any sportsperson for a day she would choose to be Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Olympic and world champion sprinter. She says: “It would be pretty cool to say you were the fastest woman on the planet.”