Victoria Thornley

Victoria Thornley


  • Event Eight (W8+)
  • Date of Birth 30/11/1987
  • Born St Aspah, Wales


Born in St Asaph and growing up in Wrexham, Victoria Thornley studied business management at university but decided to leave in order to pursue her rowing ambitions.

The decision paid off as she gained her first GB vest in 2009 and won gold in the women’s eight at the World U23 Championships in Racice during an outstanding debut.

Thornley also won bronze in the women’s pair at the 2015 European Rowing Championships in Poznan and finished fifth in the women’s eight at London 2012.

For Rio 2016 Thornley partnered with Katherine Grainger in the double sculls and won her first Olympic medal after a second place finish in the final.

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