Rowan McKellar

Rowan McKellar

Rower - Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 24th May 1994 (29 years old)
Club: Leander Club/Broxbourne RC
Height: 183cm
Hometown: Lochwinnoch

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Intro

Tokyo Olympian Rowan McKellar is reigning World Champion in the women’s coxless four (W4-).

A child of rowing parents, she learned to row at Broxbourne RC in 2004. A University of California, Berkeley graduate, Rowan opened her international rowing career with an outstanding silver medal in the women’s pairs (BW2-) with Holly Norton at the 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships. The following year, 2016, she raced in the U23 women’s four (BW4-) and finished fourth.

After making her senior debut in the 2017 season, in 2018 Rowan claimed World Cup silver in the women’s eight (W8+) and bronze with Hattie Taylor in the pair (W2-). She was selected in the eight for the 2019 season, winning European silver and World Cup bronze medals, before finishing fifth at the World Championships.

After moving into the women’s four (W4-) in 2021, Rowan won bronze at the European Rowing Championships before finishing an agonisingly close fourth at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Still in the four for 2022, she has enjoyed an unbeaten season, taking gold at World Cup I and III regattas, at the European Rowing Championships where her crew doubled up into the eight, adding a silver medal to their collection, and at the World Rowing Championships.

In 2023, she remained in the new-look women’s four, which won the silver medal at the European Rowing Championships.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Position Boat
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Silver W4-
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold W4-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Gold W4-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Silver W8+
2022 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold W4-
2022 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Gold W4-
2020 Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
4 W4-
2021 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Silver W4-
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Bronze W4-
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Bronze W8+
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Silver W8+
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
1 (FB Final) W2-
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
5 W2-
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Bronze W2-
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Silver W8+
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
1 (FB Final) W4-
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
6 W4-
2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
4 BW4-
2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Silver BW2-
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2020
Event:
Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
Position:
4
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2021
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Position:
5
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
6
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
Position:
4
Boat:
BW4-
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
BW2-