Great Britain announce squad for World Rowing Championships
Great Britain have named their women's, men's and para-rowing squads for the World Championships in Austria later this month.
The event is a direct qualifier for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020 and British Rowing's director of performance said "We've selected a team that we're confident is capable of challenging for the Olympic qualification places available,"
"We're in a great position following our training camps in the lead up to the Worlds." he added, "The crews have been challenging themselves to keep stepping up their performances day by day."
Great Britain are notoriously successful on the water and will be hoping to continue this form going into the Olympic year.
The women's, men's and para squads are as follows:
Women's single scull - Vicky Thornley
Women's pair - Sam Courty, Annie Withers
Women's double sculls - Kyra Edwards, Ruth Siddorn
Women's four - Sara Parfett, Holly Hill, Polly Swann, Emily Ford
Women's quadruple sculls - Jess Leyden, Melissa Wilson, Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne, Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne
Women's eight - Fiona Gammond, Zoë Lee, Jo Wratten, Hattie Taylor, Rowan McKellar, Rebecca Shorten, Karen Bennett, Holly Norton, Matilda Horn (cox)
Lightweight women's double sculls - Emily Craig, Imogen Grant
Men's single scull - Tom Barras
Men's pair - Morgan Bolding, Tom Jeffery
Men's double sculls - John Collins, Graeme Thomas
Men's four - Matt Rossiter, Ollie Cook, Rory Gibbs, Sholto Carnegie
Men's quadruple sculls - Jonny Walton, Angus Groom, Jack Beaumont, Pete Lambert
Men's eight - Tom George, James Rudkin, Josh Bugajski, Mohamed Sbihi, Jacob Dawson, Ollie Wynne-Griffith, Mat Tarrant, Tom Ford, Henry Fieldman (cox)
Lightweight men's single sculls - Sam Mottram
Lightweight men's double sculls - Jamie Copus, Zak Lee-Green
PR1 men's single scull - Ben Pritchard
PR2 mixed double sculls - Lauren Rowles, Laurence Whiteley
PR3 mixed coxed four - Ellen Buttrick, Giedre Rakauskaite, James Fox, Ollie Stanhope, Erin Wysocki-Jones (cox)
The event will take place in Linz, Austria and runs from 25 August - 1 September.
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