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Cambridge rowers secure their Team GB places at the Olympic Games in Paris after World Rowing Championships success





Cambridge’s Imogen Grant will be a two-time Olympian after her victory at the World Rowing Championships on Saturday.

Alongside her trusted partner Emily Craig in the lightweight women’s double sculls, the pair successfully defended their crown in Belgrade to rubber stamp their place at next year’s Olympic Games in Paris.

Grant, who finished fourth with Craig in Tokyo, said: “I feel like this whole Olympiad the excitement has been building.

Emily Craig, left, and Imogen Grant, right, celebrate their World Championship success. Picture: Sportsbeat
Emily Craig, left, and Imogen Grant, right, celebrate their World Championship success. Picture: Sportsbeat

“It’s an understatement to say how much we’ve improved in the last few months and I’m really excited to see what next season brings.”

Also heading to the French capital will be Cambridge University Boat Club pair Ollie Wynne-Griffith and Tom George after they achieved their best World Rowing Championships finish with a silver medal in the men’s pair.

Wynne-Griffith, who won bronze in Tokyo in the men’s eight, said: “Some things didn’t go our way today and that’s sport.

“We want to win, so today feels like a bit of a missed opportunity, but we did well to get that silver medal and we qualified the boat for Paris so from that perspective, I’m pleased.”

Former Cambridge University Boat Club lightweight men’s president Freddie Davidson is also bound for Paris after he was crowned world champion in the men’s four alongside Oli Wilkes, David Ambler and Matt Aldridge.

The 2024 Olympics are due to start on July 26 and run until August 11.

British Rowing is the governing body for the sport and is responsible for the development of rowing in England and the training and selection of rowers to represent Great Britain. The GB Rowing Team is supported by the National Lottery Sports Fund. To find out more, and to follow the team, head to www.britishrowing.org



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