Gold for Monica

Monica Relph, part of Nottigham Rowing Club’s high performance group based at Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre and coached by Dez Atkins, has won the gold medal, rowing in a coxless four in the World University Championships in Hungary with girls from Durham University and Imperial College.

The crew qualified direct for the final beating the Netherlands in a tough scrap.
In the final, plagued by strong wind, Monica said, “It was a very good start, hard, focused and solid. An early lead meant that we could react to any move by the opposition.Now it’s time for a holiday!”

The GB crew went on to win with Romania second and Italy third. Monica won a gold medal in 2009 rowing in the Women’s U23 eight with Jaqui Round, also from Nottingham Rowing Club.