Posted: 15 July, 2022

Scottish rowers made a strong contribution as the GB Rowing Team topped the medal table at World Rowing Cup 3 in Lucerne at the weekend. GB crews featuring Scottish athletes returned home with three gold medals and one silver following a series of blistering performances on the Rotsee.

The British women’s four featuring Glasgow’s Rowan McKellar dominated their race from start to finish, opening up clear water early on before going on to win by over 6 seconds from Romania.

Maddie Arlett, representing Edinburgh University Boat Club, again teamed up with Emily Craig in the lightweight women’s double scull. The GB double took an early lead in their final and managed to hold off a quick finishing French crew to take gold by less than half a second.

The Great Britain men’s eight featuring Sholto Carnegie continues to build momentum through the season. After their World Cup 1 gold and success in the Grand Challenge Cup at the recent Henley Royal Regatta the GB crew were the form crew in Lucerne and they backed this up with a four second victory over Australia.

There was a silver medal for the British women’s quad which included Lucy Glover (Edinburgh University Boat Club) in the stroke seat. The GB women’s scullers had doubled up in the quad and double scull at the first World Rowing Cup in Belgrade however they focused their energy in the quad here taking silver behind China.

There were also gold medals for the British men’s single scull, men’s coxless pair, men’s four and lightweight women’s single scull, whilst the women’s coxless pair picked up a bronze medal. The British men’s quad with Harry Leask in the bow seat unfortunately had another disappointing outing, finishing outside of the A/B finals.

Read the full British Rowing report featuring athlete interviews at: Great Britain top World Rowing Cup III Medal Table - British Rowing

The GB Rowing Team will now look forward to the European Rowing Championships in Munich (11-14 August) and the World Rowing Championships in Racice (18-25 September).