Cardiff University Alumni at World Rowing Championships 2017
2 October 2017
The Championships took place over eight days in Sarasota – Bradenton with a nineteen crew and 73 athlete strong Great Britain team.
Tom Barras, in his debut World Championship, produced some phenomenal performances soaring through the single scull heats and semi-finals to reach the final where he beat World Cup winner Robbie Manson and the Rio Olympic silver medallist Damir Martin, to claim bronze. A sensational performance to finish 3rd in the world in only his first year as a senior.
Rebecca Girling, also at her debut World Championships, was a member of the (W4-) Women’s 4 who won the B final and placed 7th overall, a great result from the quartet.
Great Britain finished the Championships with seven medals across the team and 8th in the medal table. A hugely positive result and with three years until Tokyo 2020 the future looks bright for many athletes part of this Great Britain team.