Rower Graeme Thomas eyes more World Cup success

Graeme Thomas, far right, pictured with his GB men's quadruple team-mates after winning gold in Belgrade earlier this month
Graeme Thomas, far right, pictured with his GB men's quadruple team-mates after winning gold in Belgrade earlier this month

Preston rowing ace Graeme Thomas will be bidding for more World Cup success next week.

The 29-year-old has been named in an unchanged men's quadruple scull team for the second meeting of the season in Linz, Austria, which begins on June 21 to 24.

Thomas - together with team-mates Tom Barras, Jonny Walton and John Collins - took gold in Belgrade earlier this month and will be aiming to maintain their strong start to the season with another podium place.

The team has a busy year ahead of them as they target for glory at the European Championships, in Glasgow, during August and the World Championships, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, a month later.

Thomas, who missed out on competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games after falling ill in the build up to the event, has his eyes set on competing at the Tokyo Games in two years' time.