Sunday, 22 October 2017

Upper Thames crews secure double gold at Ghent regatta

UPPER THAMES took 14 athletes to Ghent International Regatta last weekend, winning two gold medals, a

UPPER THAMES took 14 athletes to Ghent International Regatta last weekend, winning two gold medals, a silver and a bronze in the two-day event.

The men’s coxed four won the title for the third year in succession, beating off a strong challenge from Oxford Brookes University and Amsterdam University’s Proteus Club.

The quintet of Luke Wootton, Michael Nagi, Sam Barnes and Jake Davidson, coxed by Bea Searle, finished with clear water between them and a close fought battle for second place.

The same combination minus the cox also won a silver medal on Saturday in the coxless fours.

In the women’s U23 double sculls, Pippa Birch and Alice White took an early lead in their final against Nereus, Molesey and Maidenhead.



The Dutch Nereus crew began to draw back in the latter stages of the race but the Upper Thames duo had gained enough of an early lead to reach the line with a length in hand.

The club won a bronze medal in the senior coxed four on Saturday with the crew of James Graham, Nathan Hillyer, Jason Turner, Laurence Manning and cox Bea Searle



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