Tuesday, 1 June 2010

2010 Rowing World Cup 1 - Bled, Slovenia

Ex-Minerva members Vicky Thornley, Heather Stanning and Helen Glover were all selected into the GB Team for the first World Cup of the 2010 season.

Vicky won Gold in the Women's Eight whilst Heather and Helen finished 3rd in the B-Final of the Women's Pairs.

Whilst Vicky and Heather have both raced internationally before, winning Gold at the U23 World Championships in 2009 and 2007 respectively, this was Helen's first International Regatta and her first GB vest.

The GB Rowing Team's Start Scheme sponsored by Siemens is a unique talent identification and development scheme. The programme is funded by UK Sport with Lottery money and since 2006 is sponsored by Siemens. The programme at Bath has identified six athletes for Great Britain teams in the past five years including two U23 World Champions. The athletes in Bath train at the University of Bath and at Minerva Bath Rowing Club. For more information on this article or the World Class Start Programme please contact Paul Stannard, Performance Development Coach, GB Rowing: paul.stannard@gbrowingteam.org.uk

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