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Victoria Thornley - Rowing

Name: Victoria Thornley
Born: St Asaph, Wales
Club(s): Leander Club
Event: Single Sculls
Other Sports: Equestrian
Olympic Experience: London 2012 (5th) Rio 2016 (Silver)
Medals: World Championships (Bronze 2011 and Silver 2017), European Championships (Bronze 2015, Gold 2017 and Silver 2021)
Other Honours:

It could be third time lucky for Victoria as she looks to clinch a Gold medal at Tokyo 2020. Having finished 5th in 2012 and progressing to the podium to win silver in 2016, Victoria will have her sights on the top prize at the Olympics.

What club did Victoria start rowing at?

Victoria took an unusual route into rowing. ‘Sporting Giants,’ a talent ID search programme, was looking for potential rowers and after Vicky participated in a couple of weekends of testing before being enrolled on the World Class Start programme. 

One thing you didn’t know about Victoria Thornley

Lockdown wasn’t kind to Victoria as she adapted her training, switching from the boat to the bike and ended up breaking her arm. It’s fair to say she’ll be happy to be back on the water at the Olympics.

What dates will Victoria be competing at Tokyo 2020?

Friday, July 23 - Heats (01.30 BST)
Saturday, July 24 - Repechage (00:30)
Sunday, July 25 - Semi-Finals E/F (01:20)
Monday, July 26 - Quarter-Finals (1:00)
Tuesday, July 27 - Semi-Finals C/D (00:50)
Wednesday, July 28 - Semi-Finals A/B (02:58)
Thursday, July 29 - Final F/E (00:30) D (03:26)
Friday, July 30 - Final B/C (00:45)
Friday, July 30 - Medal Race (01:33)