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Havering rowers are golden wonders

14:02 11 July 2014

Havering youngsters show off their indoor rowing medals at the London Youth Games

Havering youngsters show off their indoor rowing medals at the London Youth Games

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Manager hails efforts of winning squad

Havering’s indoor rowing squad were hailed for their golden performance at the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace.

The borough team produced a stunning victory in the final event of the 2014 competition to cap a memorable weekend.

And team manager Joe Playle felt it was no more than they deserved, saying: “It has been an amazing performance by the whole squad. They have once again come together as a team, and the camaraderie amongst the squad has definitely been a factor in achieving what we have.

“The hard work and dedication they put in has been duly rewarded.”

Billy Lecomber-Fletcher got over the disappointment of 2013 when he narrowly missed out on a medal by timing his year nine race to perfection to race through in the final minute and take individual gold with a personal best of 1,167 metres, some 10m ahead of the field.

Emma Morton followed up with a stunning performance in the year eight girls’ race, producing another personal best of 768m for silver, while Chloe Tomkins also rowed brilliantly to take year seven silver.

Havering also retained the gold medal in the relay event, where each member competed for one minute to produce a team total.

Playle added: “We wer leading from early on and at approximately two thirds of the way through the race had an incredible 100 metre gap between the nearest boat.

“We held on, holding off an incredible fightback from Hackney to secure the win. That performance helped us achieve the points needed to win the overall gold and take the indoor Rrowing trophy for the third time in five years!”

In other individual events, year 11 duo Evie Koen (1,522m) and Seb Adams (1,715m) finished just outside the medals in fourth, while Mercy Fisher was fifth in the year 10 girls’ race with 1,300m and Matthew Owers was eighth for the boys with 1,378m.

Rajan Sandha was fourth in the year seven boys’ race with 524m, while Harvey Moremont was fourth in the year eight race with 851m and Emily Stokes finished 10th in the year nine girls’ race with 955m.

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