Golden Summer for Latymer Upper’s rowers

Six Latymerians –  Alec (Y11), Indira (Y12), Jack (Y11), Leo (Y11), Marnie (Y11) and Oscar (Y11) – (pictured here with Mr Laws, Mr Barry-Parker and Mr McGee) were selected to row for Team GB this summer. 

“This has truly been an incredible summer for Latymer Upper Boat Club,” said Latymer’s Head of Boats, Mr McGee. “It’s wonderful to have had invitations for both the boy’s & girl’s GB rowing squads. As a club, we’re incredibly proud of what these pupils have achieved and the experience they now bring back with them into the Senior squad this season.” 

Oscar was selected to be Captain of GB’s U16 Team at the GB versus France Match. At the Opening Ceremony in Paris, he had to speak in french on behalf of the team. The coxed IV consisting of Oscar, Alec, Jack and Leo, and coxed by Marnie, was coached by Nick Laws of LUSBC, who also accompanied them to the competition. They had an incredibly tight race, sadly just losing at the final stages. 

Indira and Alec were also selected to represent GB at the Coupe de Jeunesse in Spain, later in the summer. Alec was rowing in the men’s pair, and Indira was rowing in both the women’s 8 and the women’s coxed four. The men’s pair was coached by Nick Barry-Parker of LUSBC, who also accompanied them to the competition. On the first day of racing, Alec won a gold medal in the men’s pair, and Indira won a gold medal in the women’s VIII, and a silver medal in the women’s coxed IV. This was followed by more medals on day two, when Indira won a second gold medal in the women’s VIII and a further gold in the women’s coxed IV. Alec secured a second gold medal in the men’s pair, helping the GB team come first overall. This is the first time the men’s GB pair has won a gold medal at Coupe for 14 years, and the first time taking home the double gold in 16 years.

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