It was a pleasure to meet Helen Glover MBE and Zoe Lee at the @Britchamps on Saturday, they both very kindly signed the Charity Oars and had their photo’s taken with them, making the Charity Oars look rather more glamorous than previously in the day …! (see next blog.. lol)
British Rowing and sport in general have 2 amazing ambassadors and role models for females in sport. Their passion for their sport and for those at the beginning of their rowing careers was wonderful to see, in fact I would go as far to say it was inspirational.
At the 2014 European Rowing Championships in Belgrade Helen raced in the women’s pair with her partner from the 2013 season Polly Swann. The duo won gold, resulting in Helen becoming the first woman to hold the Olympic, World and European title at the same time in this event. Helen raced with Heather Stanning at the second World Cup in Aiguebelette, their first international competition together since their Olympic gold in London 2012. They marked their return by storming to victory, winning gold comfortably. They went on to secure another gold at the final World Cup in Lucerne, stamping their authority on this event ahead of the World Championships. For a full look at Helen’s rowing accomplishments click here
Zoe won a fine silver medal at the European Championships in Belgrade, at the second World Cup in Aiguebelette Zoe and the crew raced hard to secure the bronze and went on to repeat this performance at the final World Cup in Lucerne, winning another fine bronze. For a full look at Zoe’s rowing accomplishments click here
We truly appreciate the time both Helen and Zoe spent with us as we’re only too aware of the pressures of being an elite athlete and the need to focus on the task ahead, so we thank you kindly for your time and for your very generous support with our campaign