Cambridge University Women's Boat Club's Imogen Grant is chosen as World Rowing's rising star of the month
Imogen Grant has been named as World Rowing’s rising star for December.
The 23-year-old Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club member has had a stellar two years, which this year included a bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships with Emily Craig in the lightweight double sculls.
Bar Hill-based Grant, who is on a sabbatical from her medical degree but is studying a masters, also won a gold medal at the World Rowing Cup in Rotterdam in the lightweight single sculls.
Definitely the World Champs bronze,” said Grant when asked the best of this year’s medals, “this was my first year in the senior team and we didn't have long together as a crew (lightweight double sculls) before the Championships.
“When we crossed the line I had no idea we had won a medal, so seeing '3: GBR' on the board my reaction was pure shock and joy. It made me so excited for the year to come.”
And the focus is on the Tokyo Olympics. She added: “After that, I have two more years to complete at Cambridge to finish my medical degree. Many things change after a big event, but I am not done with rowing yet.”
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