CUBC athletes named to Olympic and Paralympic Teams

This week saw a number of CUBC athletes officially named to Olympic and Paralympic Teams, and CUBC wishes to acknowledge the achievements and efforts of those individuals and to wish them well for the Paris Olympics and Paralympics

Men’s Single Scull – Dara Alizadeh (Hughes Hall)

Ready for his second Olympics representing Bermuda, Dara qualified for Paris through an A-Final performance at the South American qualification regatta in Rio Di Janeiro. After having raced at World Cup 2, Dara will complete his preparation for Paris racing at World Cup 3, along with a final hit out at Henley Royal Regatta where he will face Olympic favourite Oli Zeidler. Dara will be coached by CUBC Men’s Chief Coach Rob Baker.

Women’s Lightweight Double Scull – Imogen Grant (Trinity)

Undefeated as a combination since Tokyo, Imogen and partner Emily Craig go into Paris as hot favourites. After an injury to Craig at European Rowing Championships, Craig returned for World Cup 2 with the combination dominating the event.

Men’s Pair – Oliver Wynne-Griffith and Tom George (both Peterhouse)

Never off the podium in the pair at World Championships, European Championships, and World Cups since Paris, Ollie and Tom have stepped on leading into Paris, showing a clean pair of puddles to the competition in World Cups and European Rowing Championships in 2024.

Men’s Four – Freddie Davidson (Emmanuel)

After a two year period where they were undefeated at every start, the four continued to medal at World Cups and European Championships, and are looking forward to returning to the winner’s podium at the most important stage in World Rowing at Paris.

Women’s 8 – Henry Fieldman (GB) and Olivia Coffey (USA) (both Homerton)

Tokyo Olympic Men’s cox Henry Fieldman moved to cox the GB Women’s 8 for the Olympic cycle, and it’s been a journey that has yielded results for both crew and cox. This year, they won silver medals at both World Cups and European Championships, and will hope to take the final step upwards onto the podium at Paris.

Returning to the US Olympic Team for her second Games, Olivia was selected to the US Women’s 8+, and promptly returned to the podium with a bronze in World Cup 2.

Men’s 8 – Coach: Steve Trapmore (GB) (by-fellow, Hughes Hall)

Former CUBC Men’s Chief Coach Steve Trapmore has produced a superlatively strong crew which has been the leading GB Men’s 8 throughout the Paris quadrennium.