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Grainger Takes Silver in Thursday's Olympic Racing

Posted: August 11, 2016

Katherine Grainger won British rowing's first medal of the Olympic regatta and the last one of her career when, along with partner Vicky Thornley, she took a hard-fought silver in Thursday's double sculls final.

By Grainger's own admission, she and Thornley had the most tortuous route to Rio, missing out on initial selection and only being added to the squad a matter of weeks ago.  This followed a season where the duo had failed to medal and posted some lacklustre performances.  But there was nothing lacklustre about today's race.

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Grainger and Sinclair keep medal hopes alive

Posted: August 9, 2016

Inverness's Alan Sinclair and Olympic champion Katherine Grainger became the fourth and fifth Scots to make it to finals in the Olympic rowing regatta, with solid performances in Tuesday's semi-finals.

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Olympic Regatta Monday Report

Posted: August 9, 2016

All four Scots racing on Monday in the Olympic rowing regatta made progress to the next round of their events.

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Scottish Rowers in action on Day One in Rio

Posted: August 7, 2016

The first two Scottish rowers in action in Saturday's opening day of racing, Alan Sinclair and Katherine Grainger, successfully progressed to their semi-finals on Tuesday - both finished second in their opening heats on a day when conditions in the middle part of the course caused real havoc, with a capsize and boat-stopping crabs happening throughout the racing programme.

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Have Your Say

Updated: August 18, 2016

Scottish Rowing's plans for the next 4 years (2017-2021) are now being developed and it is important that our members have the opportunity to input to this process.

The key themes have already been sent to club secretaries for circulation and comment within the club but in addition we are holding 3 consultation sessions across Scotland, hosted by Mike Morrice, President of Scottish Rowing.

These will take the form of a short presentation setting out the key themes for the next 4 years followed by a Q&A.  An overview of these key themes is available to view here.

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Champs return to defend titles at 2016 World Rowing Championships

Posted: August 4, 2016

Defending champions Joel Cassells, Sam Scrimgeour and Henry Fieldman are among the senior athletes announced today by British Rowing for the 2016 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Four other medallists from the 2015 championships in Aiguebelette, France, will also compete in this year’s edition for non-Olympic boats, which is taking place alongside the World U23 and Junior Championships from 21-28 August.

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Rio 2016 on TV: Olympics coverage guide

Posted: August 2, 2016

42 sports, 16 days, over 3000 hours of live BBC Olympic TV coverage begins this Friday (5 August ) with the Opening Ceremony, continuing every day until Sunday 21 August.

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Two gold medals for Urquhart in Poznan

Posted: July 31, 2016

Glasgow teenager Callum Urquhart helped Great Britain’s junior men’s four win back to back gold medals at the annual Coupe de la Jeunesse event in Poznan, Poland this weekend.

Great Britain has been successful at past Coupe events, considered unofficially as the junior European Championships, but it was beyond the 17-year-old’s high expectations to win both races this weekend.

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Plenty of promise as GB Rowing Team name squad for 2016 World Junior Championships

Posted: July 27, 2016

British Rowing has today announced a nine-boat entry for the 2016 World Rowing Junior Championships, taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 21-28 August.

The 36 rowers will form part of a 113-strong GB contingent competing on the Willem-Alexander Baan rowing course that week, with the World Senior and World U23 Championships taking place at the same time. The Finals for the World Juniors will be held on Sunday, 28 August, with the Senior and U23s completing their programmes over the previous two days.

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Urquhart believes a medal is possible in Poznan

Posted: July 28, 2016.

Glasgow rower Callum Urquhart believes his crew has a good chance of medalling at the annual Coupe de la Jeunesse junior competition taking place in Poznan, Poland this weekend.

The 17-year-old Glasgow Schools Rowing Club member was announced in the 51 strong Great Britain team earlier this week following a long and arduous selection process.

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Scotland names its team for this weekend’s Home International Regatta

Posted: July 20, 2016

Scottish Rowing has named its team of 67 athletes to compete in the Home International Regatta (HIR), the prestigious one-day competition between four nations at Cardiff this Saturday (23rd July).

The HIR event provides a rare opportunity for rowers to represent their home nations and to compete against athletes from England, Ireland and Wales.

Read more: Scotland names its team for this weekend’s Home International Regatta