Blog4 October 2017

British Rowing Team enjoy World Championship success

Only one country left Sarasota with more World Rowing Championship medals than Great Britain, highlighting another tremendously successful week for athletes from these shores.

The British team once again amassed an impressive haul of seven medals and were eclipsed only by overall winners Italy, who departed Florida with nine.

A dramatic final day of action saw Great Britain end the Championships on a high, as Tom Barras and Vicky Thornley capped a fantastic week by winning single scull medals.

The penultimate day of competition proved to be our most successful and ended with four medals for British crews during a whirlwind weekend.

Credit: Naomi Baker Sports Photography

Despite facing the unwanted distraction of a forced change of personnel, the men’s quad battled brilliantly to clinch a silver medal after Pete Lambert’s unfortunate withdrawal through illness.

The Para-rowing mixed coxed four took gold in spectacular fashion and were later joined on the podium by both the men’s four and the women’s quad.

Sir David Tanner, British Rowing Performance Director, reflected: “We’ve enjoyed an excellent World Championships here in Florida and I congratulate the Team for their efforts after what has been a long week and a hard season.”

As proud suppliers to British Rowing, Andrews Sykes would also like to extend our congratulations to everyone and we look forward to assisting preparations ahead of next year’s showpiece event.