MEDALS GALORE AT BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Walton again proved the club to be at if you want to race and win at top level. Elliot and Morgan got the ball rolling with a very mature race, steadily coming through the early leaders to record a clear victory in J16 doubles.

In the boys coxless fours, Sam Mottram and Callum had to jump out of their double after winning their repechage and row straight back to the start with Morgan and Elliot. They were rowing well in the pack during the race at 500m when the umpire chose to abandon it when two other crews clashed! So back to the start again. This time they went straight into the lead to avoid the risk of clashes and steadily pulled away to claim a very impressive win - proving that good scullers can always move a sweep boat!

A third gold medal came when Sam and Callum got back in their double scull and they trounced much older, heavier and stronger opposition to comfortably win Junior doubles into a very strong headwind.

Sam Knight and Sam Wilson struggled in their heat of Open double sculls as a junior and a lightweight, but put in two stunning performances in their repechage and final to claim a well deserved bronze medal.

>p>Sam Knight then jumped in a composite quad straight after to claim another bronze in junior quads.

Our alumni also did us proud as both Vicky Tomalin and Lydia Jackson were in the women's eight that won gold, and Angus Groom claimed a Senior Open singles bronze at the age of 19! All three of them have also been selected for the GB Universities team to go to the European Univeristies Champs in Moscow in August.





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