Richmond Olympic rower back racing for Team GB

From left, Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne, Zoe Lee, Jess Leyden and Melissa Wilson.

Richmond’s Olympic silver medallist Zoe Lee is set to race on the international stage for the first time since she stood on the podium with the women’s eight at Rio 2016.

Zoe is making her comeback from a knee injury at World Cup 2 in Linz, Austria.

She was sidelined for the 2017 season but returned for the winter assessments, finishing first and third in the November and February time trials respectively, before finishing third in the single at trials in April.

Zoe will row in the quadruple sculls, a boat that won bronze at the World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in 2017, joining Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne, Jess Leyden and Melissa Wilson.

A total of 22 GB crews have been announced to compete in Linz, with one more to be decided after testing on Wednesday.