Victoria Thornley

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 30th Nov 1987 (32 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 193cm
Hometown: Wrexham

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Olympic silver-medallist Vicky Thornley came through the GB Rowing Team Start programme to establish herself as one of the world's leading scullers.

Vicky Thornley is a former equestrian rider and model who was the first graduate of the Sporting Giants talent identification scheme to win a medal when she struck gold at the 2009 World U23 Championships.

Thornley came through British Rowing’s World Class Start programme, which takes individuals with no prior rowing experience and trains them to become potential Olympic champions.

She went on to race with the women’s eight at London 2012 before winning an Olympic silver medal alongside Katherine Grainger in the women’s double scull after an outstanding performance at Rio 2016.

In 2017, Thornley was crowned European champion in the single scull and later won World Championships silver in the same discipline to cap off a stellar first season in the Tokyo 2020 Olympiad.

After missing most of the 2018 season, Thornley made her return in 2019, becoming GB’s first women’s single sculler to gain an Olympic qualification spot for more than 20 years.

To find out more about Vicky visit her website at www.victoriathornley.com.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 W1x
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
4 W1x
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
5 W1x
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
1 (FB Final) W1x
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 W1x
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
5 W1x
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
W1x
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
5 W1x
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
W1x
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
W1x
2017 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
W1x
2016 Olympic Games Regatta
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
W2x
2016 World Rowing Cup III
Poznan, POL
5 W2x
2016 European Rowing Championships
Brandenburg, GER
4 W2x
2015 World Rowing Championships
Aiguebelette, FRA
6 W2x
2015 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
1 (FB Final) W2x
2015 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
W2x
2015 European Rowing Championships
Poznan, POL
W2x
2014 World Rowing Championships
Amsterdam, NED
2 (FB Final) W1x
2014 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
5 W1x
2014 World Rowing Cup II
Aiguebelette, FRA
5 W2x
2014 European Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
5 W2x
2013 World Rowing Championships
Chungju, KOR
1 (FB Final) W1x
2013 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
4 (FB Final) W1x
2013 World Rowing Cup II
Eton, GBR
4 W1x
2013 World Rowing Cup I
Sydney, AUS
4 W8+
2012 Olympic Games
London, GBR
5 W8+
2012 World Rowing Cup III
Munich, GER
W8+
2012 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
5 W4x
2012 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
W4x
2011 World Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
W8+
2011 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
4 W8+
2011 World Rowing Cup I
Munich, GER
3 (FB Final) W1x
2010 World Rowing Championships
Karapiro, NZL
4 W8+
2010 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
W8+
2010 World Rowing Cup II
Munich, GER
W8+
2010 World Rowing Cup I
Bled, SLO
W8+
2009 Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
BW8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
4
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
5
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsLucerne, SUI
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
5
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
5
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsRacice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2016
Event:
Olympic Games RegattaRio de Janeiro, BRA
Position:
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIPoznan, POL
Position:
5
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2016
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsBrandenburg, GER
Position:
4
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsAiguebelette, FRA
Position:
6
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIVarese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2015
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsAmsterdam, NED
Position:
2 (FB Final)
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
5
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIAiguebelette, FRA
Position:
5
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2014
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsBelgrade, SRB
Position:
5
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2013
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsChungju, KOR
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2013
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
4 (FB Final)
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2013
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIEton, GBR
Position:
4
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2013
Event:
World Rowing Cup ISydney, AUS
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2012
Event:
Olympic GamesLondon, GBR
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2012
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIMunich, GER
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2012
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILucerne, SUI
Position:
5
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2012
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2011
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsBled, SLO
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2011
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2011
Event:
World Rowing Cup IMunich, GER
Position:
3 (FB Final)
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2010
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsKarapiro, NZL
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2010
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2010
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIMunich, GER
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2010
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBled, SLO
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2009
Event:
Under 23 World Rowing ChampionshipsRacice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
BW8+

Beyond the Boat

Vicky is a recently qualified Health Coach and a qualified Personal Trainer; she is passionate about health, fitness and well-being. She describes herself as very family orientated as well as being a big food lover.