Leah Wins Gold


Leah competed at the Junior Sculling Regatta at the Olympic Rowing Lake at Eton on Monday. She achieved Gold in a very close and exciting race. Leah also beat all the 17-year-olds and all bar 1 of the 18-year-old girls too, many of whom have just been selected for the Under 19 GB team World Championships which bodes well for when she trials for the Under 19 team next year.

Earlier in April, Leah competed at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta. The UK gets split into 12 regions and each region holds trials to select its top team for the event. Leah was selected to represent the West Midlands in the single scull event. Leah then had to compete against the top sculler from each of the 11 other regions.

The conditions at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham were horrendous! You can see the waves in the picture below which in a boat weighing only 13kg are exceptionally difficult to stay upright in. Leah won Gold making her again the top sculler in the UK.

Congratulations Leah, these are wonderful achievements and we are all very proud of you.