Stanning and Glover lead GB Rowing team for World Champs

Stanning and Glover lead GB Rowing team for World Champs

21 July 2015 / 13:27

Heather Stanning admits the aim is simple – go faster than ever before, after she and Helen Glover were named in the GB Rowing team heading to France for the World Championships.

Of the 66-strong squad named by GB Rowing, Stanning and Glover’s names stand out after the reigning European and World champions have gone four year’s unbeaten.

And they would love to extend that run with this year’s World Championships, running between August 30 to September 6, doubling up as the Olympic and Paralympic qualifying regatta.

The pair, who are coached by Robin Williams, recently added a second World Cup gold of the season in Lucerne, Switzerland, but Stanning is in no mood to slow down.

“The project with Helen and Robin continues to excite me as we are still findings areas of our rowing to improve and ultimately getting faster,” she said.

Britain won four golds in Amsterdam last year, with the men's four and eight both looking to successfully defend their titles.

The eight remains unchanged for a third successive regatta, having responded to defeat by Germany in May's European Championship by beating their rivals to World Cup gold in both Lucerne and Varese.

Three more of Britain's European Championship-winning boats will also reprise their combinations.

Imogen Walsh will go in the women's lightweight single scull and Olympic champions Kat Copeland will partner Charlotte Taylor in the double, while 2014 world silver medallists James Foad and Matthew Langridge will team up in the men's pair.

The successful men's four could also be reunited when the second wave of selections are finalised over the next few weeks.

Olympic champion Katherine Grainger will continue her comeback in tandem with Vicky Thornley in the double.

And another London 2012 medallist, Alan Campbell, has been reinstated as the sole single sculler after winning bronze at the last World Cup event.

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