Cambridge University Boat Club duo Callum Sullivan and Freddie Davidson named in Great Britain squad for World Rowing Under-23 Championships
Callum Sullivan and Freddie Davidson have been named in the Great Britain squad for the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Florida.
The duo, who were part of the Cambridge University Boat Club crew that won the Boat Race in April, have been selected as part of a 50-strong squad that will compete in Sarasota-Bradenton from July 24 to 28.
Davidson, who has been elected the Light Blues' next president and won the Visitors' Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta last week, has been named in the men's coxless four alongside Thomas Digby, who he won silver with at last year's championships in the eight, and David Ambler and Charles Elwes.
They will be coached by outgoing CUBC assistant coach Richard Chambers.
Sullivan, who was in the No 5 seat in the Boat Race crew, is part of the men's eight alongside Henry Blois-Brooke, Felix Drinkall, Matthew Rowe, David Bewicke-Copley, Leonard Jenkins, William Stewart, Harvey Kay and Vlad Saigau.
Brendan Purcell, the British Rowing director of performance, said: “It’s great to see such a strong and talented team heading off to the Under-23 World Championships.
“Peter Sheppard as chief coach does a fantastic job of bringing together athletes from a variety of different training backgrounds, including from high performance clubs in the UK and from universities in the USA.
“We have some really exciting and competitive crews, with medallists returning from last year as well as new athletes coming through. It’s a great opportunity for these young athletes to represent Great Britain on the world stage and to test their abilities against the rest of the world.”
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