Caroline Roberts |

‘I just want to enjoy the Boat Race and cross the line knowing I’ve given everything regardless of the result’

GB rowers Imogen Grant and Olympic silver medallist Angus Groom will be representing Cambridge and Oxford respectively in Sunday’s Boat Races. Caroline Roberts finds out more

Ahead of the Gemini Boat Race on Sunday 3 April, we talk to two GB Team Olympians as they prepare to take their places in the Blue Boats

For Imogen Grant, the Boat Race feels like coming home. She was in the winning Blue Boat in both 2017 and 2018, and has also previously won in the reserve boat, Blondie. “The Boat Race is where I started,” she says. “I learned to row at Cambridge and it feels like I’m coming back to my roots.”

Her third outing in the Blue Boat comes after she came agonisingly close to a bronze medal in the lightweight double sculls at the Tokyo Olympics, missing out by just one hundredth of a second. Now in the penultimate year of her medical degree, she has been juggling clinical placements with training for the race, which makes the full-time GB programme at Caversham seem like a walk in the park, she says.

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