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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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Cox // Para-Rowing Squad Date of Birth: 5th Aug 1992 (29 years old)
Club: Leander Club Height: 160cm Hometown: Wantage
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Paralympian gold medalist Erin Kennedy (née Wysocki-Jones) brings a wealth of high level coxing experience to the senior squad.
Cox of the victorious Oxford women’s blue boat in 2014, Erin joined Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames to continue coxing after her studies.
She was spare for the Paralympic Mix4+ in Rio 2016 and trialled for the Senior Women’s 8+ in the 2017 Season. March 2017 saw her steer a women’s eight of returning Olympians to victory at the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race. She then coxed GB’s women’s eight to fourth at the European Rowing Championships in Racice.
She moved across to trial for the Paralympic programme in the 2018 season and was selected for the World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Erin coxed the crew to their eighth consecutive World Championship gold medal in a hard fought race against their main rivals, the USA.
Erin was once again selected for the coxing seat for the 2019 Season and steered the crew to two gold medals in May at the International Para Rowing Regatta in Gavirate, Italy. At the 2019 World Championships, the PR3Mix4+ dominated the field to win the event by 12 seconds, whilst also claiming a qualification spot for Tokyo 2020, where she coxed her boat to a gold medal.
Success is 5% brains, 95% consistency
Music: My music taste is pretty rogue, from Stormzy to West End Musicals. Basically anything that resonates with me and I can sing along to.
Films/TV: Anything Marvel
Hobbies: I am the team’s resident baker, I also love gardening and have an allotment and in lockdown I picked up sewing!
Dream dinner guests: Elizabeth I, Sandi Toksvik and my giant extended family
Sports I follow: International Rugby, Tennis, Formula 1
If I wasn’t a rower…. I would be running my own business
Sports I’d like to compete in… Tennis!