13 July 2021

World U23 Championships

World U23 Championships 2021

Racice, Czech Republic 7th -11th July

Leander had an impressive 12 athletes selected to represent Great Britain at these Championships. Unfortunately, 6 of the 12 had to isolate after being in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid, so could not travel.

The Men’s coxless four was the first of the Leander boats to race starting on Wednesday 7th in the heat. Iwan Hadfield and Dan Graham’s crew raced confidently to take the win, qualifying them to the semi final. Dan then unfortunately came down with a sickness bug so had to be replaced by another oarsman, Callum Sullivan, from the Men’s eight. This was very disappointing for Dan, who was making his World Championship debut.

The crew showed good character in difficult circumstances, not only to qualify for the final but to then take the bronze medal in Sunday’s final, against a strong field.

In the Men’s double scull, James Cartwright and Oliver Costley had a great regatta to reach the A final after a very tight semi-final. The boys went on to finish in a respectable 4th place.

The Women’s double scull of Katherine George and Zoe Adamson improved through the regatta to also reach the A final.
In the final, the Leander double finished in 5th place.

Our thoughts are with the athletes who were selected but could not travel.

Victor Kleshnev M1X
Hope Cessford W4-
Phoebe Campbell W8+
Lauren Carey W8+
Lucy Edmunds W8+
Flo Donald W8+


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