Anna Makes Her Mark at World Championships
Teesside’s reputation as a hotbed of rowing talent has been further enhanced by 18 year old Anna Fairs who has been competing at the World Junior Rowing Championships in Trakai, Lithuania.
Anna (pictured at the front) a member of Tees RC and Tees Active Sports Academy was selected to compete in the Great Britain women’s pairs with Lauren Kedar from Reading Rowing Club.
The girls battled through the heats and semi finals to qualify for the final on Saturday, where they finished sixth with the Australian crew taking gold, Romania taking silver and Spain taking the bronze medal.
Anna who has just finished her A levels at Stockton Riverside Bede College will return to Teesside to rejoin her coach James Harris and her fellow club member’s Olympic gold medallist Kat Copeland and Jo Wratten and Beth Bryan who have recently returned from the World Under 23 Rowing Championships in Austria with silver medals.
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk