Bronze for coxless pair

05 November 2009

Charlotte Lang and Nikki Godbold stormed their way to an impressive bronze medal at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Small Boats Head event in Lincolnshire.

The Bath University Boat Club pair’s medal-winning performance in the women’s coxless pair was all the more remarkable as it was their first session rowing together.

Lang, who is studying Politics with International Relations at the University of Bath, stepped in to partner Godbold (Mathematical Sciences) after Amelda Gare had to withdraw at the last minute due to illness.

The pair were only beaten by Durham and Imperial at the first BUCS rowing event of the season, which took place in Boston.

Gabby Rodriguez was sixth in the women’s single scull, in which Godbold also finished 10th. Rodriguez and Nicola Lydall came eighth in the women’s doubles, one place ahead of Jemma Cropper and Ellie Zajicek.

In the men’s competitions, Rob Good and Nick McMullan finished 35th and 47th respectively in the heavyweight single sculls, Phil Gray and Nick McMullan joined forces to finish 17th in the coxless pairs, while Gray and Jack Cadman came 12th in the men’s doubles.

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