Young Rower Strikes Gold In Beijing

Local sixth form student wins gold medal at Junior World Rowing Championships

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Jack Morrissey, a sixth former at Latymer Upper School, has just won a Gold Medal in the Junior World Rowing Championships in Beijing. Jack was selected for the top boat, the coxless four, and helped them race to the finish line ahead of Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, China and Bulgaria.

Speaking after the event, Latymer’s rowing coach, Bobby Thatcher said: “To be selected for this boat is a tremendous achievement – to win the gold medal against such strong competition is just wonderful and I am so very pleased for Jack. He has trained hard and thoroughly deserves this amazing success. I have no doubt he will go on to greater things in the coming years.”

Jack returns to Britain this week to await his AS Level results, before moving into the Upper Sixth and his final year at Latymer. He will continue to row whilst he studies for A Levels, and will be Captain of Boats at Latymer in the next academic year. Although he has already gained such success, as he is still only 17, Jack will also be eligible to compete in the Junior World Championships again next year.

August 23, 2007