ROWING: Bottesford’s Callum claims double gold with Great Britain Juniors

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Bottesford rower Callum Jones claimed two gold medals with Great Britain Juniors in the International Regatta on the Olympic rowing lake in Munich.

Seventeen-year-old Callum rowed in five races, beginning with the under-19 coxless fours on Saturday. His four won their heat and were the only one of three GB fours to reach the final in which they finished fifth in a race won by the Czech team.

Later, rowing at number seven in the GB eight, Callum won a gold medal when they beat Switzerland in a straight final.

On the Sunday, with four changes to the crew, he retained his number seven seat and the GB team won their heat to qualify for the ‘A’ final in the last race of the regatta, where they again won gold in an exciting finale, with Germany second and Croatia narrowly third.

Callum has a busy schedule with regattas – the British Schools Championships, Henley Royal Regatta – and more GB trials which he hopes will lead to his inclusion in the team for his third Junior World Championships, which this year are being held in Lithuania in August.