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British Rowing Names Some of Rio Team

Heather Glover_Heather Stanning

Katherine Grainger Awaits Decision on whether she will make her 5th Olympic Games in the Double Scull alongside Vicky Thornley

The British Olympic Association has named some of the GB Rowing Team for the year’s Olympic Games while others wait in the wings.  Olympic Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning return to defend their title in the women’s pair. Olympic lightweight women’s double scull champion Katherine Copeland will seek to defend her crown in Rio alongside Olympic debutante Charlotte Taylor. Both were World Championship silver medallists last year.

“There is a great sense of pride that comes along with Olympic selection,” said Helen Glover. “Heather and I have been working alongside our coach Robin with Rio firmly in our sights. When we are at the Olympics in two months time we hope to put in a performance that reflects the hard work of the last four years since London 2012. I feel ready and excited that it is time to compete at the highest level.”

In addition, the final seats in the open women’s double scull, women’s spare and lightweight spare will be named in due course.

Women’s Eight
Katie Greves
Melanie Wilson
Frances Houghton
Polly Swann
Jessica Eddie
Olivia Carnegie-Brown
Karen Bennett
Zoe Lee

Cox  – Zoe de Toledo

Women’s Lightweight Double Scull
Charlotte Taylor
Katherine Copeland

Women’s Pair
Helen Glover
Heather Stanning


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