Shrewsbury School

Salopian rowers win GB medals and a World Championship title

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Congratulations to RSSBC oarsmen Dominic Sullivan and Phoenix Lester, who had a very successful summer representing Great Britain in the Junior World Championships and the Coupe de la Jeunesse respectively. 

Three Senior rowers were invited to attend the final selection camp for GB Rowing over the summer holidays. Pheonix Lester was selected for the Junior Men’s Coxed Four to race at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Cork, and Dominic Sullivan was selected for the Junior Men’s Eight to race at the Junior World Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic.

Phoenix’s coxed four raced over two days at the weather-affected event and returned with two silver medals, after narrowly losing out to the Italians on both days.

Dominic’s eight travelled to the Czech Republic in high spirits after recording some impressive times at the GB training lake in Caversham. The crew made an excellent start by winning their heat in the fastest time to secure a spot in the A Final.

In the final event of the Regatta, the crew produced an excellent start to build a lead on the field through the first 1500m of the race. In the closing stages, the crew held off the charge from the US and Germany to record the first win in the event for Great Britain since 2003 and be crowned World Champions!

Dominic is fourth from the left

This is a fantastic achievement for Dominic and all of those involved in the team.

Athol Hundermark
Director of Rowing

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