Monday, 18 December 2017

Gold for Lapham

SHIPLAKE COLLEGE’S Marek Lapham capped off a remarkable performance as he returned from the Junior Munich regatta, on the former

SHIPLAKE COLLEGE’S Marek Lapham capped off a remarkable performance as he returned from the Junior Munich regatta, on the former Olympic course, with three gold medals.

Lapham spent time in hospital in late December and early January with malaria, returning to full training in March.

Although it was a highly successful regatta for GB there was only one other oarsman who returned with such a collection of honours.

On the 2,000-metre course it was a busy Saturday for 17-year-old Lapham who helped his four through two heats to their Sunday final.

In the afternoon Lapham won his first gold of the regatta in the GB U18 eight. The GB crew began well and steadily increased their lead to finish 34 seconds ahead of their Swiss challengers.

The final of the fours competition was another GB victory though this time the margin of two lengths was slightly closer.

Lapham’s final event was another comfortable victory in the pairs where victory by eight lengths brought his third gold medal of the weekend.

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