Rower - Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 21st Sep 1996 (27 years old)
Club: Tideway Scullers School
Saskia Budgett is a sculler who has won bronze medals at World Under 23 and European level.
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 and eighth at the Worlds. World Rowing published an article about their relationship off the water as well as on it.
Saskia and Kyra came ninth at the 2023 European Championships, still in the double scull.
Her father, Pete Budget, won the gold medal in the coxed four at the 1984 Olympic Games.
|2023||European Rowing Championships
|2022||World Rowing Championships
|3 (FB Final)||W2x|
|2022||European Rowing Championships
|2021||World Rowing Final Olympic Qualification Regatta
|2021||European Rowing Championships
|2018||World Rowing Under 23 Championships
|2017||World Rowing Under 23 Championships
|2016||World Rowing Under 23 Championships
|2014||World Rowing Junior Championships
|1 (FB Final)||JW4-|
Saskia studied biology at UCLA and is interested in pursuing a medical career after rowing.