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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 11:27

Rowing: Dan Watkins Strikes Gold for SA!

A dream come true! Daniel Watkins (17) and Deputy Head of School at St Alban’s College dreamt of representing his country in the Junior Mens Single Scull!


Rowing Daniel WatkinsSt Alban’s College is the alma mater of John Smith, the Olympic Gold medallist, so the rowers dream big! At the Junior World Rowing Championships held recently in Hamburg, Germany, Dan wore the green and gold! With 32 athletes competing in this event Dan managed to win his heat, quarter-final and semi-final, thus progressing to the final, where he won the Bronze medal. Germany got the Gold and Canada the Silver. An amazing achievement!

In Coach, Tiago Loureiro’s words, “A magical moment for South African Rowing and St Alban’s College! Daniel is a superb athlete who has prepared for this moment for three and a half years. Dan first made South African Rowing history when his Quadruple scull placed 5th last year. Truly rough conditions in this final made it more of a rock pull than a race, but we are still blessed, considering the conditions were borderline sinking conditions. Dan and I will treasure this moment forever!”

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