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COLLEGE STUDENT WINS BRONZE IN DRAGON BOAT EUROPEAN CHAMPOINSHIPS

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Date: 25/11/2016

Congratulations to second year student, Emily Forrest, who competed in the Dragon Boat European Championships in Rome and finished third with her team!

Emily was selected to represent Great Britain at the event and was the youngest squad member aged only 17. She previously competed in the U18 World Championships in Canada and won two bronze medals after becoming the fastest U18 girl in the country at the trials for this event.
 
The European Championships involved the GB team competing in numerous categories over four days. The Bronze medal was achieved on the second day in the mixed 20 man event.
Emily works extremely hard to fit in her training alongside her studies of A Level Biology, Chemistry and Geology. She said: “My training consists of Dragon Boating twice a week with GB training and national race days at least once a month. Furthermore, I row two to three times a week. Out of boat fitness is also really important so I run and use the gym regularly. Fitting it all in is a struggle, but I use my free lessons to my advantage and tend to train on nights, early morning and weekends.”
Emily and the GB team will now participate in a Championship event in China and we look forward to sharing details of her success!