Emily Craig shortlisted for 2017 Women of the Future Award

GB Rowing Team athlete and 2016 world champion Emily Craig has been nominated for in the Sport category of the 2017 Women of the Future Awards


Emily Craig at the 2017 World Rowing Championships - Naomi Baker

World champion rower Emily Craig has been shortlisted for a Women of the Future Award, in a line-up that celebrates the brightest talents in a host of fields.

Craig took gold at the 2016 World Rowing Championships in the lightweight women’s quadruple scull, progressing into the Olympic class lightweight women’s double scull with London 2012 champion Katherine Copeland in 2017.

The pair took European Championships bronze in May and at the recent World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Craig and Copeland recorded a fifth-place finish.

Craig, 24 from Mark Cross, is shortlisted in the sports category alongside the likes of speed skater Elise Christie – one of Great Britain’s hot prospects for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, and upcoming amateur jockey Page Fuller.

The women shortlisted across the categories work tirelessly to empower others, forge new paths and impact their colleagues, communities and the world at large positively.

“It is a huge honour to be shortlisted, especially alongside some really inspirational women,” Craig said. “It’s great that rowing is being represented at the awards, especially as I believe that many of the female athletes I train alongside and compete against embody many of qualities of women of the future.”

The winners of the Women of the Future Awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on 15 November. A full list of nominees can be found here.

Craig learned to row at Bewl Bridge RC near her home in Sussex, before going on to row for the University of London BC under the tutelage of Brian Young and Phil Gray.

She won her first international medal at the World U23 Championships in 2013, where she took bronze in the lightweight quad, before taking silver and gold in consecutive years at the senior World Championships in 2015 and 2016.

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