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ROWING: Carnegie-Brown in double joy
11:00am Friday 21st September 2012 in Sport
Oxford's Olivia Carnegie-Brown won silver and bronze for Great Britain at the European Championships in Varese, Italy.
The 21-year-old Oxford Brookes University student and partner Caragh McMurtry were second in the women’s pairs behind Romania.
“We are very happy about the result because the race was very competitive,” said Carnegie-Brown.
“I see it as the beginning of the next four years.
“It’s great to carry on the women’s results from the Olympics and we kept it really exciting with several close races.”
Carnegie-Brown then teamed up with Oxford Brookes’ Yasmin Tredell, plus Leander Club trio Monica Relph, Victoria Meyer-Laker and cox Zoe de Toledo, all from Henley, to take bronze in the women’s eight.
Great Britain used the championships as a development event, with none of their Olympians competing.
Elsewhere, Henley’s Jonathan Clegg stroked Britain’s lightweight men’s four to silver.
And there was a bronze for the lightweight men’s double of Leander Club’s Chris Boddy and Mikey Mottram after a photo finish.
“I knew it would be really tight, but we’re very happy to come out on top and perform really well,” said Mottram.
“It was a great regatta all around.
“ The two of us have had a tough time over the last two years, but it was great to get a result like this.”
Boddy added: “It was a really good week with an excellent set of performances building to today.
“It was great to be on the podium with Olympians and World Champions, which puts us in good company and shows we mean business going forwards.”
World Under 23 Champions Kieren Emery, from Leander, and Oxford Brookes University’s Matthew Tarrant, both 22, finished fourth in the men’s pair.
The fifth-placed men’s eight – featuring twin brothers Scott and Mason Durant, and Lance Tredell all from Oxford Brookes – were two seconds off the gold-medal crew from Poland.