Friday, 15 December 2017

Sculler goes back for more

JAMIE COPUS had a quick turnaround last week, between two successful international regattas representing Great Britain.

JAMIE COPUS had a quick turnaround last week, between two successful international regattas representing Great Britain.

First, he made his full GB debut at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France where, together with Leander athletes Steve Parsonage and Sam Mottram, and Henley-based Zak Lee-Green, the youngest crew in the GB team and lightweight quad event came fourth, after stepping up from World U23s where they had won silver.

Just 36 hours after arriving back at home in Watlington, Copus stepped onto the Oxford Brookes University bus bound for Hanover, Germany, where he represented the university as part of the GB team at the ninth European Universities Rowing Championships.

This time, he rowed in the lightweight double with Brookes and GBU23 team-mate Ben Reeves, bringing home gold after only one day’s training together before competition began.

This was a strong all-round performance from Brookes, coached by Henley resident Henry Bailhache-Webb, with their men’s eight winning gold, and the women’s four coming second.



Speaking after his latest success Copus said: "I’m chuffed to be bringing back the right colour medal at the end of a long and hard, but very rewarding season. Now for a few weeks off, then back to work and see what next season holds."



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