Rowers Victoria Thornley and Katherine Grainger race in the women's double scull this summer after being added to the rowing squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Grainger is Team GB’s most decorated female Olympian with three silver medals from Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 and gold from London 2012 to her name. She will be competing in her fifth Olympic Games in Rio and is the defending Olympic Champion In the double scull.
Thornley raced in the women’s eight in London on her debut Games. This crew qualified for the Olympic final and finished fifth overall. Thornley was also a World bronze medallist in the eight in 2011 and a European bronze medallist, with Grainger, in the double scull in 2015.
This season the crew have reached the final of both the European Championships and the most recent World Cup in Poznan, Poland.
Earlier this week Alan Sinclair and Stewart Innes were confirmed as the men’s pair and Sam Scrimgeour was named as the lightweight men’s spare. These two recent selections now bring the tally of named rowers to 46 from 47 places.
The selected athletes are:
Eight, 2 Spares from:
Andrew T Hodge
Cox of Men’s Eight
Cox of Women’s Eight
Zoe de Toledo
Men’s Lightweight Four
Men’s Lightweight Double Scull
Women’s Lightweight Double Scull
Lighweight men’s spare