Rowing GB triumph for Issie

One of Headington’s top rowers has raced her way to two international gold medals.

Issie (U6), together with her GB team mates, won two gold medals at this weekend’s Munich International Junior Regatta. The event is incredibly competitive with crews from all over Germany, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland fielding crews.

On Saturday 7th May, Issie raced in a composite pair with a girl from Aberdeen. They established an early lead. The Germans mounted a mid-race attack in an attempt to close the gap, which Issie and Zoe held off to win by a convincing margin over the 2,000m race course.

On Sunday 8th May, the GB Women’s 4- was made up of three girls from Scotland and Issie. The early sprint to 500m saw the crew taking a very narrow lead. It was, however, the middle 1,000m which saw the four move to take a strong lead over their German counterparts to take the win by 10 seconds.

Mr Ryan Demaine, Performance Director and Head Coach at Headington School said: “Well done to Issie and her team mates for an incredible performance this weekend! We’re very proud of her and her teammates!”