Two crews from the GB Para-Rowing Team have been withdrawn from racing this weekend at World Rowing Cup II. Paralympic champion Laurence Whiteley has been withdrawn as a medical precaution. His PR2 mixed double sculls teammate, Lauren Rowles, will now be racing in the PR2 women’s single sculls.
Rowles and Whiteley won Paralympic gold together in Rio and had a strong start to the 2019 season, winning two silver medals at the Gavirate International Regatta in May. Speaking about the change, Rowles said: “We’re disappointed not to be racing the double this weekend, however, our priority has to be qualifying for Tokyo 2020 at the World Championships this August. “I’m excited to still be able to race the single and to showcase what I’ve been working on in training.”
Paralympic champion James Fox and his PR3 men’s pair teammate Ollie Stanhope have also been withdrawn to prioritise their training as part of the PR3 coxed four. You can follow the GB Rowing Team at World Rowing Cup II from 21-23 June live across British Rowing’s social media channels and also watch them in action on BBC online and on the red button from 10.00 to 13.50 hours on Sunday, 23 June.
GBR 1 Harry Glenister (Club: Leander Club / Hometown: Princes Risborough) George Rossiter (Leander Club / Newbury) Coach: Steve Trapmore GBR 2 Morgan Bolding (Oxford Brookes University /Withiel) James Johnston (Leander Club / Henley-on-Thames) Coach: Steve Trapmore Men’s four (M4-) GBR 1 Ollie Cook (Univ. of London BC / Windsor) Matt Rossiter (Leander Club/ Newbury) Rory Gibbs (Oxford Brookes University / Marlow) Sholto Carnegie (Leander Club / Oxford) Coach: Christian Felkel
GBR 2 Will Satch (Leander Club / Henley-on-Thames) Tom Jeffery (Leander Club / Plymouth) Alan Sinclair (Leander Club / Inverness) Adam Neill (Leander Club / Peterborough) Coach: Christian Felkel Media Release Men’s eight (M8+)