Single sculls triumph for Preston rower Graeme Thomas
Preston’s Graeme Thomas was among six winners crowned at the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake on the final day of the 2020 GB Rowing Team Olympic Trials.
Thomas, of Agecroft RC, continued his fine form from the weekend to take his second ever GB Olympic Trials win in the men’s single sculls, with Leander scullers Harry Leask in second and Jack Beaumont third.
Thomas said: “This weekend has ended in a win so I’m happy.
“I have to pay respect to the opposition; it’s a really tough gig in the single scull and everyone out there has a lot of experience.
“Harry pushed me for a long, long way today and thankfully I just had a good sprint at the end.
“I’m the first to admit that I’ve not had a great winter by my standards but to do the business today shows I’m on the right track.”
A graduate of the World Class Start system, Thomas had taken top spot alongside Leask in Saturday’s semi-final.
Thomas said: “I knew the semi-final was going to be really tough so I was very methodical with my recovery and my strategy.”