Thursday, 19 October 2017

Vikings’ Orr tastes success at Munich regatta

SHIPLAKE Vikings’ 18-year-old sculler Hattie Orr was one of 10 Great Britain athletes that competed at

SHIPLAKE Vikings’ 18-year-old sculler Hattie Orr was one of 10 Great Britain athletes that competed at the International Junior Regatta in Munich earlier this month.

The regatta, which annually attracts around 2,000 rowers from across the world, is the first major junior competition of the season and provides the GB team with the chance to gain more racing experience as they start building towards this summer’s World Juniors in Rotterdam.

The team was selected after a series of junior trials throughout the year that featured hundreds of teenage rowers from across Britain. Orr was one of six scullers racing in doubles and quad, experimenting with different combinations across both days.

Orr and doubles partner Meg Saunders from Tideway Scullers didn’t have the best start to the racing on the first day, but learnt from their experiences to go on and win in their final races in both the double and quad, along with Lola Anderson from Surbiton School BC and Lucy Glover from Warrington RC.

Speaking after the regatta Orr said: “It was a great experience and has made me even more motivated for further GB representation.”





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