European Rowing U23 Championships

Four Brookes athletes have spent the summer training at the GB Rowing Centre at Caversham in preparation for the inaugural European Rowing U23 Championships in Kruszwica, Poland.


They have just returned from a successful weekend of racing, capping off an outstanding summer for Brookes athletes representing Great Britain, following success at the World Rowing U23 Championships in July. Sam Nunn raced in the men’s eight, with Aisling Humphries-Griffiths, Sophia Heath and Grace MacDonald racing in the women’s eight.


The men’s eight came away with a hard fought silver medal ahead of France by 0.31s and just a length behind Romania, the silver medalists from the recent World U23 Championships.


The women’s 8 faced tough competition from Russia and Romania, and secured a bronze medal after an exciting tussle with Belarus coming to the line, beating them by 0.37s.


The athletes will join the rest of the squad, who have begun training for the season ahead already, to prepare for the next race- the British Rowing Senior Championships which run from 21-22 October in Nottingham.


See the full report from British Rowing here