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Cambridge University rowers feature in GB Rowing Team squad for World Cup




Great Britain Rowing Team's men's eight, which features former Cambridge University Boat Club cox Henry Fieldman. Picture: Nick Middleton (13353995)
Great Britain Rowing Team's men's eight, which features former Cambridge University Boat Club cox Henry Fieldman. Picture: Nick Middleton (13353995)

Imogen Grant will be back in familiar territory for the Rowing World Cup event in Rotterdam.

The Cambridge University Women's Boat Club member will return to the lightweight single sculls, in which she won the European Under-23 Championships and a bronze medal in the senior event last year.

Grant has been racing in the lightweight double scull with Eleanor Piggott this season. Piggott will now be partnered by Emily Craig.

Fellow Blues Melissa Wilson and Holly Hill will also be in action in Rotterdam.

Wilson is in the women's quadruple scull with Jess Leyden, Mathilda and Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne, and Hill is in a second women's pair with Polly Swann.

Cambridge University Boat Club's Henry Fieldman will again cox the men's eight, who have been on the medal podium throughout the summer.

The event is from July 12 to 14, and is the final chance for international competition for the GB Rowing Team before August's World Rowing Championships in Austria.

British Rowing director of performance Brendan Purcell said: “Our priority for the 2019 season is to

qualify as many boats as possible for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, so this third

World Cup is our last opportunity to test ourselves against the rest of the world before the

qualification regatta at the World Championships.

“The squad heading out to Rotterdam is a fantastic mix of youth and experience. Our medal

winning boats from the European Championships and second World Cup will be aiming to

achieve podium performances once again, while providing another opportunity for all the

boats to close the gap between them and the podium.”



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