Sam Courty

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 7th Jan 1993 (27 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

Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 (FB Final) W2-
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
2 (FB Final) W2-
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
1 (FB Final) W4-
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
6 W2-
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 W8+
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
1 (FB Final) W4-
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
1 (FB Final) W2-
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:
4 (FB Final)
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
2 (FB Final)
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsLucerne, SUI
Position:
6
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
BW4-
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 ChampionshipsVarese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
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.”