OBUBC are now double European Champions in the men’s and women’s blue riband 8’s events. It was great to see a repeat of BUCS Regatta earlier this year, where OBUBC took home the Championship titles in both the men’s and women’s categories
Members of the squad went to Zagreb, Croatia to contest events at the EUSA European University Championships, with BROOKES|Rowing made up the largest contingent of the GB Universities squad, with 20 athletes representing in three events. The Women’s squad continued with more firsts since HRR, winning their 8+ event by 7 seconds over crews from Hamburg GER, Newcastle and Zurich SUI.
On the men’s side, the guys repeated their win from last year, retaining their title in the M8+ event. Leading from pillar to post, they had clear water after 500m, and continued to step away in the second half. The lightweight 2x of Ollie Morgan and Oliver Hayward also won their B-final, in blistering 34-degree heat.
This was also a fantastic result overall for the GB Universities Team, as they brought home the EUSA Rowing Salver for best team, winning it last in 2010.
It’s been another good summer on the International stage so far – with men and women athletes still in contention for seats in the British U23, FISU and Senior World Championships teams, the summer is set for more International representation, and hopefully a further flurry of medals.
You can read the University’s report of EUSA on their website here.