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Rowing




About The Sport
Rowing as a sport involving 14 different classes of boat and between one and eight rowers. Rowing requires athletes with incredible upper body strength and a commitment to the sport from an early age in order to develop the correct physical shape and muscle definition.
Rowing has given us the man who many regard as the Athlete of the Century in Sir Steve Redgrave, winner of six World Championship and five Olympic Gold Medals. It has also been an event in which Team GB has excelled since its inclusion in the Olympics, with well over 100 medals in total and golds in each of the last five Olympics.
Anna Bebington
Double Scull
Anna was born in Leek in Staffordshire on 13th February 1983 and now lives in Wokingham, Surrey.
Anna is a World bronze medallist, former World Under 23 champion and a product of GB Rowing's World Class Start Programme.
In 2007 Anna won a bronze medal in the double with Elise Laverick at the World Championships in Munich.  In the 2008 World Cup Series they raced together again in the double in the second and third regattas placing 5th and 1st.
Anna has been selected in the women's double scull for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. 
Anna attended Westwood High School in Leek but began rowing recreationally at Newham College Cambridge in 2001, aged 18, to get fit.
Elise Laverick
Double Scull  
Elise was born on 27th July 1975 in Rustlington and now lives in Putney
An Olympic bronze medallist in 2004 who fought her way back to fitness in 2005 after being the victim of a hit–and–run' accident, Elise won a bronze medal in the double at the World Championships in 2007.  In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the double placing 5th, 5th and 1st.
Elise has been selected in the women's double scull for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Elise got her first taste of rowing on a course for new rowers run by Eton College in 1992 and found it suited her well.
Helen Casey
Double Scull (Lightweight)
Helen was born on 6th February 1974 in Stockport, Cheshire and now lives in Reading, Berkshire
Helen is a qualified doctor who won GB's first Olympic Class World Championship medal for lightweight women in 2002 and in 2004 raced in the first British lightweight women’s boat to qualify for the Olympic Games. She came 8th in the lightweight double scull at the 2007 World Rowing Championships.

In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the double finishing 7th, 8th and 6th. In the 2007 World Cup series she raced in the double finishing with two 5th and 7th place positions.
Hester Goodsell
Double Scull (Lightweight)
Hester was born in London on 27th June 1984 and now lives in Reading.
Hester was 8th in the lightweight double scull at the 2007 World Rowing Championships and this was enough to achieve Olympic qualification for the boat. She is a former World U23 champion in the lightweight single scull. She was 7th at the Linz World Cup, 5th at Amsterdam in June and in Lucerne in July all in the double sculls. In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the double finishing 7th in Munich and 6th in Poznan.
Hester has been selected in the lightweight women's double scull for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Carla Ashford
Eights
Carla was born on 13th March 1979 in Northallerton and now lives in Brentford, Middlesex.
Carla raced in the eight in the 2008 World Cup series, finishing 5th, 6th and 3rd. She won a bronze medal in the eight at the World Championships in 2007. She was a world championships finalist in 2005 and a B finalist in 2006 – both in the women's eight. She raced in the eight in the 2007 World Cup series, always reaching the A Final and finishing 2nd, 5th and 4th.
Carla has been selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Carla learnt to row at Oxford Brookes University
Jess Eddie
Eights
Jess was born on 7th October 1984 in Durham and now lives in Brentford in Middlesex.
Jess was twice a bronze medallist at the World U23 Championships and has also represented GB at junior and senior level. She raced in the eight in the 2007 World Cup series, always reaching the A Final and finishing 2nd, 5th and 4th. She won a bronze medal in the eight at the 2007 World Rowing Championships. In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the eight finishing 5th, 6th and 3rd.
Jess has been selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Jess learnt to row in Durham at the age of eight and combined rowing with rugby and netball while at St Leonards RC Comprehensive.
Katie Greves
Eights
Katie was born on 2nd September in London and now lives in Henley on Thames.
Katie is a member of the women's sweep squad and has represented GB at junior, U23 and senior level. She raced in the eight in the 2007 World Cup series, always reaching the A Final and finishing 2nd, 5th and 4th. She topped the season by winning bronze in the eight at the 2007 World Rowing Championships. In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the eight finishing 5th and 6th.
Katie has been selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Katie learnt to row at Headington School.
Natasha Howard
Eights
Natasha was born on 3rd September 1980 in Harare, Zimbabwe and she now lives in Richmond, Surrey.
Natasha was a newcomer to the GB senior women's squad in 2005. In 2007 she won the women's pairs event at the GB Rowing Senior Trials. She raced in the eight in the 2007 World Cup series, always reaching the A Final and finishing 2nd, 5th and 4th. In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the eight finishing 6th in Lucerne and 3rd at Poznan. 
Natasha has been selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Natasha learnt to row at the University of East Anglia in 1998 and rowed for a year for the University of British Columbia, Canada. 
 Alison Knowles
Eights
Alison was born on 27th March 1982 in Bournemouth and now lives in London.
A former World U23 Champion, Alison won the women's pair with Natasha Howard at the 2007 GB Rowing Senior Trials in Belgium. They came 5th at the World Cup in Linz in June 2007 and 4th in the B Finals at the World Cup in Amsterdam. Recently Alison won a bronze medal in the eight at the 2007 World Rowing Championships. In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the eight finishing 6th in Lucerne and 3rd in Poznan.
Alison has been selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Alison took up rowing in 2000 at Exeter University and on moving to London in 2003 joined Thames Rowing Club where she was part of the successful High Performance Programme run by Gary Stubbs.
 Caroline O'Connor
Eights
Caroline was born on 25th April 1983 in London and now lives in Henley on Thames.
Caroline has coxed the women's eight for the past three seasons winning bronze at the 2007 World Championships in Munich. She raced in the eight in the 2007 World Cup series, always reaching the A Final and finishing 2nd, 5th and 4th and to a bronze medal at the World Championships in Munich. In the 2008 World Cup series she coxed the eight to 5th, 6th and 3rd place.
Caroline has been selected as cox of the women's eight for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
 Natasha Page
Eights
Natasha was born on 30th April 1985 in Gloucester and now lives in Reading.
Natasha is a former World Under 23 champion who has also represented GB at junior and senior level. She won silver in the eight at the World Cup in Linz in June 2007, placed 5th in the eight at the World Cup in Amsterdam and 4th in the pair at the World Cup in Lucerne. In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the eight finishing 5th, 6th and 3rd.
Natasha has been selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

In 2003 she won silver in the four at the World Junior Championships in Athens.
 Beth Rodford
Eights
Beth was born on 28th December 1982 in Burton Upon Trent and now lives in Reading.
Beth is a former World Under 23 champion who has also represented GB at junior and senior level. She raced in the eight in the 2007 World Cup series, always reaching the A Final and finishing 2nd, 5th and 4th. In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the eight finishing 5th, 6th and bronze.
Beth has been selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Beth started rowing in 1995 at Gloucester Rowing Club and represented GB as a Junior in 1999 and 2000, winning bronze in the four at the World Junior Championships in 1999.
Sarah Winckless
Eights
Sarah was born on 18th October 1973 in Reading and now lives in Henley on Thames.
An Olympic bronze medallist in Athens and member of the gold medal winning women's quad at the World Championships in 2005 and 2006, Sarah was unable to compete during the 2007 season due to injury. In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the double finishing 5th in Munich and in Poznan in the eight she placed 3rd. 
Sarah has been selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Sarah started rowing at Cambridge University and gained her first GB vest in the women's eight in 1998, finishing 8th in the World Championships.
Deborah Flood
Quadruple Scull
Deborah was born on 27th February 1980 in Harrogate in Yorkshire and now lives in Henley-on-Thames.
Debbie was an Olympic silver medallist in the women's quad in 2004 and World Champion in 2006 and 2007. In 2007 in the quad she won two golds and a silver in the World Cup series and won the overall quad title for the series. She raced in the quad in the 2008 World Cup series, finishing 1st and 3rd.
Debbie has been selected in the women’s quadruple scull for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Debbie was a GB junior judo international and a county level 1500m and cross–country runner and shot–putter before she took up rowing and her strength and athletic ability ensured rapid progress.
Katherine Grainger
Quadruple Scull
Katherine was born on 12th November 1975 in Glasgow and now lives in Marlow.
Olympic silver medallist in 2000 and 2004 and four times a World Champion, Katherine is GB's most successful Olympic female rower and was awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to rowing. She recently confirmed her position as GB's leading female rower by successfully defending her singles title again at the 2008 GB Rowing Senior Trials in Belgium. In 2007 she medalled at each of the World Cups and won the overall quad title for the series. The quad also won gold at the World Championships in Munich.


Frances Houghton
Quadruple Scull
Frances was born on 19th September 1980 in Oxford and now lives in Henley on Thames.
Frances won an Olympic silver medal in Athens in 2004 and has been World Champion in the quad for the past three seasons (2005-2007). In 2007 she medalled at each of the World Cups and won the overall quad title for the series. She raced in the quad in the 2008 World Cup series, finishing 1st and 3rd.
Frances has been selected in the women's quadruple scull for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Frances started rowing at the Dragon School in Oxford, aged 11 before moving on to Kings School, Canterbury
Annie Vernon
Quadruple Scull
Annie was born on 1st September 1982 in Truro in Cornwall and now live in Brentford Middlesex.
Annie is the reigning World Champion in the women's quad, winning a superb gold at the 2007 World Championships in Munich. In 2007 she medalled at each of the World Cups and won the overall quad title for the series. She raced in the quad in the 2008 World Cup series, finishing 1st and 3rd.
Annie has been selected in the women's quadruple scull for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Annie started rowing at Castle Dore Rowing Club in Cornwall when she was 17, inspired by her father who had also rowed.
Louisa Reeve
Pairs
Louisa was born on 16th May 1984 in London and now lives in Henley on Thames.
Louisa won a bronze medal in the eight at the 2007 World Rowing Championships. She stroked the GB Women's eight to a silver medal at the World Cup Regatta in Linz in June 2007 and continued in the eight for the rest of the World Cup series. She raced in the eight in the 2007 World Cup series, always reaching the A Final and finishing 2nd, 5th and 4th. In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the eight finishing 5th and in the pair finishing 12th.
Louisa has been selected in the women's pair for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Olivia Whitlam
Pairs
Olivia was born on 16th September 1985 in Chester and now lives in Warrington.
Olivia became World U23 Champion in July 2007 winning gold in the pair with Heather Stanning. At Essen International Regatta in 2007, she won the Under 23 women's pair event. She also won the C Final at the World Cup Regatta in Amsterdam.
In the 2008 World Cup series she raced in the eight finishing 5th and in the pair finishing 12th.
Olivia has been selected in the women's pair for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Domestically Olivia has also been successful, winning the women's senior coxed four event at the Women's Henley Regatta in 2005.
  










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