OBUBC’s International summer

This summer, BROOKES|Rowing has a total of 18 athletes representing Great Britain on the international stage. With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games officially begun and the Olympic Regatta well underway, GB saw five Brookes rowers performing strongly in the initial rounds.

Scott Durant (in the M8+) and Olivia Carnegie-Brown (in the W8+) both came through their respective heats in a winning position – with the men’s 8+ leading from the front, and the women’s 8+ commanding the second half, both to qualify direct to their finals. Richard Chambers led his LM2x heat to halfway, well ahead of the rest of the field to qualify for the A/B semis. Brother Peter Chambers stroked his LM4- to a strong qualifying spot for his respective A/B semi in the 2nd fastest time of the heats. Matthew Tarrant races in the spare pair.

Jamie Copus and Joel Cassells will represent GB at the Senior World Championships in Rotterdam, in the LM4x and LM2- respectively – as in every Olympic year, the non-Olympic Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships take place at the same venue. They’ll be joined by U23 representatives Harry Brightmore (cox), Rory Gibbs, #matthewaldridge and Michael Glover in the 4+ event, along with Ben Reeves in the LM4-.

Taking place in Poznan, Poland will be the FISU World University Championships, where Brookes will have 6 athletes representing Brookes, and Great Britain – cox Rory Copus, Robbie Massey and James Stanhope will contest the men’s 8+ event, with U23 medallist Annie Withers in the W4-, Ollie Morgan in the LM4-, and Imogen Mackie in the LW2x. Women’s coach Allan French will join our athletes in Poznan as part of the coaching staff on the GB team.