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Vicky Thornley claims World Cup rowing silver with Team GB squad

Vicky Thornley claims World Cup rowing silver with Team GB squad

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil added to her growing list of accolades with a podium finish at a global event.

Olympic Games double sculls medallist Victoria Thornley added a second World Cup singles silver of the season at the showcase in Poznan, Poland.

Thornley took advantage of a fast tailwind early on and went through halfway overlapping Austria’s Magdalena Lobnig and Jingli Duan, before pushing past the Chinese sculler in the third quarter.

But Lobnig held on to cross 1.5 seconds clear with the 29-year-old Brit setting a personal best time of seven minutes 14.74 seconds in second, holding off Duan by a third of a length.

She said: “Initially I was a bit disappointed, but now I’m like, ‘I did my best time’, and I felt like I’d rowed really well and Lobnig was a bit quicker.

“So I’ve got to be pleased with how I rowed it, it just wasn’t good enough to win. We’ll go back and figure out how to go even faster.

“The conditions were lovely and that was certainly the fastest I’ve done. I’m just loving it at the moment.

“These races are great to be in, they’re tight and they’re tough and that’s what it’s all about.”

This latest success comes on the back of her gold medal winning performance at the recent European Championships.

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