Grace on her way to another gold

Grace’s PR3 mixed four qualified for the A final with a 3 length win over France & Australia. In the final the USA crew blasted out of the blocks but could only establish a slight lead over the British Four. The two crews slugged it out over the 2,000 metre course however the British crew’s race to the line proved to be too powerful for the USA four who were half length down crossing the line. Grace remains undefeated. Another fine result for her and made the more impressive as the crew had not raced very much this year due to injuries. The Great Britain team has won this event at every year since 2010 and Grace has been in the boat since 2014. She remains undefeated.

Anna in action

Anna has had a fanastic season accumulating in 4th place in the Womens Double sculls. Anna came back from Washington University for the summer break and teamed up with Charlotte to win at Henley Royal regatta and the World under 23 Championships. The selectors were so impressed with their boat speed that they were selected for the Senior Championships. This had not been on the girls radar so they raced with a sense of freedom and felt that it would be good experience. They won their heat in the second fastest time of the day. The semi final was a close race with ony 4 seconds covering the whole field. They managed to come in third after a photo finish with Poland. The times for the 6 crews in the final were all within a 4 seconds of each other, promising an exciting race. Unfortuantely the lanes were re allocation as the racing commission deemed the course to be unfair. This meant Anna and Charlotte were now drawn in one of the unfavoured lanes. They responded to this and were lying second at halfway. However the older and more experienced cres slipped past them but they still finished fourth. Their performance was the best of the British Women’s Olympic squad.