With the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro just months away now, the first GB Rowing trial of the 2015/16 season takes place this weekend. University Of London Boat Club athletes will be trialling for either eventual selection to race in Rio or for the British Teams being formed for the U23 World Championships and FISU Regatta (World University Championships) next summer.
ULBC heavyweight men Ollie COOK, Paul BENNETT and Nathaniel REILLY-O’DONNELL are racing in pairs combinations with fellow GB Senior Team members. BENNETT and REILLY-O’DONNELL were both crowned World Champions in 2014 and 2015. Fran HOUGHTON, already a double Olympic silver medallist, races in the open weight women’s single, while 2015 World Silver medallist Emily CRAIG races in the lightweight single.