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

Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro 2016 W2x
London 2012 5th W8+
Olympic Games:
Rio de Janeiro 2016
W2x
Olympic Games:
London 2012
5th
W8+
World Rowing Championships
2019 4th W1x
2017 W1x
2015 6th W2x
2014 8th W1x
2013 7th W2x
2011 W8+
2010 4th W8+
World Rowing Championships:
2019
4th
W1x
World Rowing Championships:
2017
W1x
World Rowing Championships:
2015
6th
W2x
World Rowing Championships:
2014
8th
W1x
World Rowing Championships:
2013
7th
W2x
World Rowing Championships:
2011
W8+
World Rowing Championships:
2010
4th
W8+
European Rowing Championships
2019 7th W1x
2017 W1x
2016 4th W2x
2015 W2x
2014 5th W2x
European Rowing Championships:
2019
7th
W1x
European Rowing Championships:
2017
W1x
European Rowing Championships:
2016
4th
W2x
European Rowing Championships:
2015
W2x
European Rowing Championships:
2014
5th
W2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2019 Rotterdam 4th W1x
2019 Poznan 5th W1x
2018 Linz 4th W1x
2018 Belgrade 5th W1x
2017 Lucerne 5th W1x
2017 Poznan W1x
2017 Belgrade W1x
2016 Poznan 5th W2x
2015 Lucerne 7th W2x
2015 Varese W2x
2014 Lucerne 5th W1x
2014 Aiguebelette 5th W2x
2013 Lucerne 4th W1x
2013 Eton 4th W1x
2013 Sydney 4th W8+
2012 Munich W8+
2012 Lucerne 5th W4x
2012 Belgrade W4x
2011 Lucerne 4th W8+
2011 Munich 9th W1x
2010 Lucerne W8+
2010 Munich W1x
2010 Bled W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2019 Rotterdam
4th
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2019 Poznan
5th
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2018 Linz
4th
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2018 Belgrade
5th
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
5th
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Poznan
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Belgrade
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Poznan
5th
W2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Lucerne
7th
W2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Varese
W2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2014 Lucerne
5th
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2014 Aiguebelette
5th
W2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2013 Lucerne
4th
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2013 Eton
4th
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2013 Sydney
4th
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2012 Munich
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2012 Lucerne
5th
W4x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2012 Belgrade
W4x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2011 Lucerne
4th
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2011 Munich
9th
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2010 Lucerne
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2010 Munich
W1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2010 Bled
W8+
World Rowing U23 Championships
2009 BW8+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2009
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.