Richmond rower to represent Great Britain at European Championships

Richmond rower Zoe Lee has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Rowing Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Following a year sculling in the GB women’s quad, Zoë Lee has moved back into the women’s eight, the boat in which she won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The women’s eight took silver at the 2018 European Rowing Championships in Glasgow but failed to re-capture that form later in the season at the World Championships where they finished in sixth place.

On her return to the women’s eight for 2019, Lee said: “I’m really happy to be back in the eight. It’s such a fast boat and with the crew we have racing in it for the European Championships it will make for exciting racing in Lucerne.

“I enjoyed sculling last year and learnt a lot about myself as it developed my technique and gave me a fresh challenge. With the option to choose between disciplines, it just felt right to move back to sweep.

“We’ve got such a strong group of girls, across both the sweep and sculling squads, and we all want to perform to our potential in Lucerne. This is an important season for everyone in the GB Rowing Team with Olympic qualification on the line at the World Championships in August, so we are looking forward to getting out there and racing in our first test of the season.”

You can follow the GB Rowing Team at the European Rowing Championships from 31 May – 2 June live across British Rowing’s social channels and also watch them in action on BBC2 from 12noon to 2.15pm on Sunday, 2 June.