2015 World Championships
The 2015 World Championships was held in France on Le Lac d’Aiguebelette from Sunday 30th August 2015 to Sunday 6th September 2015.
|Women’s pair||Helen Glover/Heather Stanning|
|Men’s eight||Matt Gotrel/Constantine Louloudis/Pete Reed/Paul Bennett/Moe Sbihi/Alex Gregory/George Nash/Will Satch/Phelan Hill (cox)|
|Men’s pair||James Foad/Matt Langridge|
|Lightweight women’s double scull||Charlotte Taylor/Kat Copeland|
|Lightweight men’s double scull||Will Fletcher/Richard Chambers|
|Men’s four||Scott Durant/Alan Sinclair/Tom Ransley/Stewart Innes|
- Olympic-class events::
- Lightweight women’s double scull
- Charlotte Taylor/Kat Copeland
- Olympic-class events::
- Lightweight men’s double scull
- Will Fletcher/Richard Chambers
|Legs, Trunk and Arms mixed coxed four||Grace Clough/Pamela Relph/Daniel Brown/James Fox/Oliver James (cox)|
|Women’s Arms and Shoulders single scull||Rachel Morris|
|Men’s Arms and Shoulders single scull||Tom Aggar|
|Mixed Trunk and Arms double scull||Laurence Whiteley/Lauren Rowles|
- Paralympic-class events::
- Women’s Arms and Shoulders single scull
- Rachel Morris
|Men’s coxed pair||Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell/Matthew Tarrant/Henry Fieldman (cox)|
|Lightweight men’s pair||Joel Cassells/Sam Scrimgeour|
|Women’s four||Rebecca Chin/Karen Bennett/Lucinda Gooderham/Holly Norton|
|Lightweight women’s single scull||Imogen Walsh|
|Lightweight women’s quadruple scull||Brianna Stubbs/Ruth Walczak/Emily Craig/Eleanor Piggott|
- International-class events::
- Lightweight women’s single scull
- Imogen Walsh
Olympic Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning made a strong start to the defence of their World title with a dominant performance in the opening heats of the 2015 World Championships on Lake Aiguebelette in France this morning.
British hearts were tested this morning as the open men’s quadruple scull and men’s four faced a last-chance repechage to progress at the World Championships and keep their World and Rio Games’ hopes alive.
Persistence has paid off for Yorkshire’s Laurence Whiteley. Today he and newcomer international rower Lauren Rowles made sure that GB will have a para-rowing mixed double scull in Rio by winning their repechage at the World Championships.
18 weeks after under-going shoulder surgery Rachel Morris led a GB Rowing Team charge into the World finals in France today as three more boats qualified for Rio quota places.
Every GB Rowing Team boat that went to the semi-final start line today came away with a place in tomorrow or Saturday’s finals and six of them won Rio Games quota places.
Grace Clough, Dan Brown, Pamela Relph, James Foxand cox Oliver James kept their World Championships crown in France today in a thrilling contest which saw the USA push them all the way to the line.
A five medal flourish closed out the GB Rowing Team performance at the World Championships today, followingKatherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley’s earlier and safe qualification of the women’s double scull for Rio as well as Sunday’s final in France.
Gold for Helen Glover and Heather Stanning on the world stage can sometimes be taken for granted. They made it look easy once more in France today, successfully defending their world women’s pair title by a big margin.
Matt Gotrel, Constantine Louloudis, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Mohamed Sbihi, Alex Gregory, George Nash,Will Satch and Phelan Hill wrote a new chapter in British men’s eights history when they brought up the hat-trick of successive World golds for GB in this event.