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The GB Rowing Team is the high performance arm of British Rowing. Rowing is the nation’s most continuously successful Olympic sport, having won a gold medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, and has won six Paralympic golds since the sport was introduced to the Paralympic Games programme in 2008.
GB Rowing Team
Rower // Women's Squad Date of Birth: 6th Dec 1991 (29 years old)
Club: Leander Club Height: 183cm Hometown: Buckfastleigh
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Emily Ashford took up rowing in 2013 while studying at the University of Reading and five years later has broken into the GB Rowing Team senior squad.
Within a couple of years of taking up the sport, Ashford was a Henley Royal Regatta semi-finalist, Women’s Eight Head of the River winner and in the top ten in GBRT Trials. Having spent the 2016/17 season rehabbing an injury, Ashford has returned to full fitness in 2018.
For the GB Rowing Team in 2018, Ashford has competed in the women’s pair and four, representing her country at a World Cup and the European Championships before selection to the women’s four for the 2018 World Rowing Championships. Ashford also won the Town Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in a GB Rowing Team composite crew.