Victoria Thornley /

Victoria Thornley

Date of Birth

30 November 1987

Sport

Rowing

From

Wrexham

Biography

Club:  Leander Club

Boat: Women's Sweep Squad

During the 2011 World Cup Series Vicky raced in the women's single scull in Munich finishing 9th.  In Lucerne she moved into the women's eight finishing 4th.

At the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 16-17 April at Eton/Dorney, Victoria finished 6th in the women's single scull.

At the 2010 World Rowing Championships on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro, Vicky and her crewmates in the women's eight finished 4th.

For the 2010 World Cup Series Vicky raced in the women's eight, winning gold in Bled, silver in Munich and bronze in Lucerne.  This was a promising season for the women's eight who had shown consistency throughout the World Cup series.

She is GB's first "Sporting Giant" to win a medal.  She joined the GB Rowing Team's Start Programme in November 2007 and has made rapid progress in rowing since then. 

Vicky gained her first GB vest in 2009 and, in an outstanding debut, won gold in the women's eight at the 2009 World U23 Championships in Racice - GB's first ever gold in this class.

Vicky was previously a semi professional show jumper and also did some modelling in her gap year in 2006.  She is now studying for a Diploma in Sporting Excellence and is a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer.

Competing as part of the women's eight at the London 2012 Olympic Games, she came home fifth in the final.

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