Camilla Hadland |

European Rowing Championships: ones to watch in Sunday’s finals

FISA commentator Camilla Hadland reviews the action from the European Rowing Championships and looks ahead to the A finals

After a gap of 20 months, the GB Rowing Team finally returned to racing this weekend at the European Rowing Championships in Varese. After two days of racing, we review the standout performances so far and look forward to Sunday’s finals.

There have been plenty of standout British performances from the first two days of competition, building on the team performance at the World Championships in Linz, back in August 2019. It’s been great to see a mixture of established crews, new faces, and the return of some well-known names racing on the water.

THE WOMEN’S PAIR REUNITED

Prior to these championships there was a lot of excitement about how Helen Glover would perform on her return for her first race since the Rio Olympics. Reuniting with Polly Swann, with whom she won World Championship gold in 2013, it felt like she had never left, the duo comfortably holding off the Greek pair that took bronze at this event last year. In doing so, they resumed Glover’s remarkable winning record that started in 2012 but has been on pause since Rio.

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