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GOLD for the Boat Club at the Ball Cup 2012!
Phoebe Winter and Imogen North took the Gold Medal in the WJ14 2x at the Ball Cup South held yesterday over 0.75k at the Olympic Rowing venue – Dorney Lake.
Thirty four of our junior athletes took to the water with 9 crews completing heats to qualify for finals on a time basis. The J14 4x+ of Will Gladstone, Harry Forte, Joe Taylor and Ben Clarke coxed by Harry Stirling, J14 1x Will Gladstone, J15 4x of Alex Beckett, Franklin Hamilton, Ed Lewry, Harry Stirling with Rebecca Stirling (cox) and J15 2x of Franklin Hamilton and Harry Stirling all took the Silver Medal with a Bronze for Robert Bonham in the J18 1x. Other qualifying finalists were J18 2x of Robert Bonham and Declan Birchall (4th) and J15 1x of Josh Danks Smith (6th).
The non-qualifying crews (J14 2x, WJ14 1x, 2 by J15 2x, J15 1x and WJ15 2x) put up tremendous performances particularly the WJ13 4x+ and 2x who were racing for the first time.
Straight finalists all winning medals were the boys 1st 4+ (Declan Birchall, Alex Gordon, Ollie Edkins, Mike Hazelwood and cox Belinda Saunders), the boys 2nd 4+ (Peter Simmons, Peter Boyse, Will Smith, Chris Broomfield and cox Jen Carus) and the girls 1st 4+ (Jen Carus, Lucy Honychurch. Fran Mills-Baker, Gabi Jones and cox Belinda Saunders). They finished 3rd, 2nd and 3rd respectively.