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The GB Rowing Team is the high performance arm of British Rowing. Rowing is the nation’s most continuously successful Olympic sport, having won a gold medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, and has won six Paralympic golds since the sport was introduced to the Paralympic Games programme in 2008.
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Rower // Women's Squad Date of Birth: 23rd Jan 1994 (26 years old)
Club: CUWBC/Isle of Ely Height: 182cm Hometown: Slimbridge
Graduate of British Rowing's World Class Start programme, Holly Hill is a double medallist at U23 level and winner of the 2016 Women's Boat Race.
After joining the highly successful World Class Start programme in 2013, Hill spent her first year at Cambridge University learning to scull. The following year she switched to sweep rowing and raced in the 2015 Women’s Boat Race. In 2016 Holly and her crew triumphed over Oxford by 11 lengths, setting a new course record in the process.
On the international stage Holly has won bronze and silver medals at U23 level, and made her debut with the GB Rowing Team senior squad at the 2017 World Cup in Lucerne, racing in the women’s four.
She went on to race in the women’s pair with Cambridge teammate Melissa Wilson at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, finishing fourth.
As Women's Sport Week 2016 concludes, aspiring Olympians Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne and Holly Hill tell us how the GB Rowing Team Start programme is helping them fulfil their potential.