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The GB Rowing Team is the high performance arm of British Rowing. Rowing is the nation’s most continuously successful Olympic sport, having won a gold medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, and has won six Paralympic golds since the sport was introduced to the Paralympic Games programme in 2008.
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Rower // Women's Squad Date of Birth: 21st Sep 1996 (26 years old)
Club: Tideway Scullers School Height: 177cm Hometown: London
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Saskia Budgett is a double U23 World medallist and European bronze medallist.
She first represented Great Britain as a junior for GB v France in 2012 and at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2013, before competing at the Junior World Championships in 2014.
Saskia then won U23 World Championships gold as part of the women’s quadruple sculls in 2017, achieving bronze in the same event in 2018.
In 2019 she was selected as a spare for the senior GB team for World Cup III and the World Championships.
Since 2021 she has competed in the double sculls, winning bronze at the European Championships that year with Holly Nixon. In 2022 she and Kyra Edwards finished fifth at the European Championships
Her father, Pete Budget, won the gold medal in the coxed four at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Saskia studied biology at UCLA and is interested in pursuing a medical career after rowing.