It was a successful finals day of the European Rowing Championships for Ollie Stanhope OH (2016), who was a member of the gold-winning PR3 mixed coxed four crew.
They are the first British Paralympic crew to win a gold at a European Championships and are now the Paralympic, World and European Champions.
It was a dominant performance, with their boat racing clear of the pack to claim the top medal. Ollie, stroke of the four said:
It feels really good – it’s really good to cross the last one off as a crew as we’ve got Paralympic Champions on board, World Champions, and it’s nice to just get that third one in there as European Champions.
I think we set a really nice rhythm off the start so it just felt relatively easy to 1km, and then the lungs started burning, but we had a really good finish as well, so it’s good to have nailed that one.
Many congratulations to Ollie and his fellow crew members.