Shrewsbury School

RSSBC: Bronze medals in the World Championships

Sunday 19 August 2012

Two Salopians and one Old Salopian row for Britain in the World Championships, gaining two bronze medals between them.

Tom Marshall (SH, 2012 leaver) and Harry Lonergan (UVI O) competed in the 2012 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where they were representing Great Britain. 

On Sunday 19th August, in 30-degree heat, Tom stroked the Junior eight to a bronze medal in the final, just being pipped by Germany by a canvas. Italy won the gold.  The Junior 8 is shown in this photo, with Tom in the middle of the front row.

Later in the day, Harry rowed in the junior mens' coxless four, but finished just outside the medals in fourth position.

It is a huge achievement for any boy to be selected for the GB team, and we are extremely proud to have had two Salopians in the 2012 GB Junior Team. 

Old Salopian Patrick Lapage (R 2003-08) also won a bronze medal in the men's coxless fours, making it the third medal that he had won in the World Championships in as many years.

In the photo of the bronze medal winning eight at the top of the page,Tom Marshall is in the stroke seat. 

More details can be found on the GB Rowing website www.britishrowing.org.

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