Gold and Silver for Callum in GB Debut

Gold and Silver for Callum in GB Debut

Published on 3 August 2009

Boys rowingCallum McBrierty, who will enter S6 after the holidays, won both a gold and a silver medal when he made his debut in Great Britain’s junior rowing team in France this weekend.

At the 25th Coupe de la Jeunesse, Callum, along with his English and Welsh teammates, were up against 11 other European nations. They won the 2,000m coxless fours on Saturday, finishing a second and a half clear of Italy.

On Sunday in the 2,000m JM4 final the Italians beat the Great Britain team, meaning a silver medal for Callum. However, Great Britain won overall retaining the title won in Cork last year.

Callum, a three-time Scottish indoor champion, is reported to be over the moon to have got two medals.

Mrs Heather Wilson, Head of Senior School, said, “I was delighted to hear the news of Callum’s achievements in France this weekend. They are the result of his unstinting dedication to rowing during his years at Watson’s, and we all hope that this is the first of many international accolades for this modest boy.”