European Universities Championship (EUSA) gold medal for women's rowing
Press release issued: 19 July 2018
The European Universities Games in Coimbra, Portugal are Europe’s largest university sports event of the year, and the largest multisport event ever held in Portugal. Over 4,000 participants from Europe’s leading sport universities are competing in 13 sports between 15 and 28 July 2018.
The team from Bristol were in a very close race with only a few seconds between the competitors. Bristol entered the race with hopes of winning a medal, despite facing strong competition, and they were able to control the race from the front and hold on to win by 0.2 seconds! This is the first women's medal for Bristol University at EUSA.
The crew contained Jemima Lucas who only learned to row this year, as well as a number of rowers who learned to row only after beginning their studies at Bristol.
The University also had a men's lightweight quad competing, who narrowly missed out on a bronze medal by a mere 0.2 seconds.
The Women's 8 crew comprised of: Alice Lovett (Law), Phoebe Beer (Medicine), Grace Ward-allen (Civil-Engineering), Natalie Dixon (Maths & Economics), Jemima Lucas (Maths), Anna Roe (English), Charlotte Greenwood (English & Sociology), Sally Elphick (Medicine), Sophie Margetts (English).