ROWING: Callum’s gold medal double

Callum Jones
Callum Jones

BOTTESFORD rower Callum Jones enjoyed success in his last competition of a year during which he rowed for Great Britain in the Junior World Championships.

Callum represented his St Edwards (Oxford) School in the Wycliffe Head over 2,500 metres on the Gloucester Sharpness Canal last week.

In the morning Callum competed in a coxless quad, sculling in the Open Intermediate 3 class which they won in 8min 18sec to create a new record for the event. It also proved to be the fastest time set by any of the 350 boats which rowed the course during the day.

During the afternoon with one crew change and the addition of a cox, Callum rowed (single oar) in the Junior 18 coxed four event, winning a second gold medal in a time of 8min 49sec, a time only bettered by their own performance earlier in the day.