Busy Jamie Copus shone as Oxford Brookes students helped add two gold medals and one silver to Great Britain’s haul in the European Universities Championships in Hannover, Germany, writes John Wiggins.

Copus raced in the lightweight double scull with Ben Reeves and took gold with a commanding victory, having recently won a silver medal in the Under 23 World Championships and raced to fourth in the lightweight quad A final of the World Championships.

The final race of the regatta produced yet another outstanding performance by a Brookes eight as they overcame Belarus for the first victory in this event.

Congratulations go to Harry Brightmore (cox), Morgan Bolding, Henry Swarbrick, James Stanhope, Rory Gibbs, Matt Aldridge, Mike Glover, Will Hall plus Reeves for his second gold of the regatta.

The silver came for the women’s coxless four of Suzie Dear, Annie Withers, Imogen Mackie and Danni Shrosbree.

Other British medallists included former Headingtonian, Becky Knowles, in the Durham University silver medal lightweight quad, and St Edward’s School old boy, Oli Knight with gold in the Newcastle University four.

l There was success for Wallingford RC at the World Masters Regatta at Hazewinkel, Belgium.

Wallingford, who entered 40 events, triumphed on the first day thanks to the women’s Masters C quad scull of Alice Brown, Karen Walker, Julia Wilks and club president, Katie Kapernos.

Charles Parry finished the regatta with four medals, winning in both his age category (G) single but also in the younger, F group and repeated the feat with former Wallingford sculler, Tom Bishop in their double scull.

l Only a week after winning gold at the World Championships, five of the British eight combined with others from Team GB to win the Kanal Cup over Germany, the Netherlands and USA on the 12,725m course along the Kiel Canal.

Oxford BC president Constantine Louloudis, at stroke, was backed up by fellow Dark Blue, Pete Reed at seven, providing valuable experience for this long distance race.

Another Blue, Paul Bennet, was in the four seat behind Abingdon School old boy, Oli Cook as they defeated the German crew by nearly 20 seconds in 37mins 46secs.