Grace wins Gold at the Rowing World Championships

30 September 2017

Grace Clough with her gold medal at the 2017 World Championships

Congratulations to Kellogg student and Paralympic champion Grace Clough MBE for winning gold at the Rowing World Championships in Florida. Grace and her teammates won the PR3 mixed coxed four in a worlds best and world championships best time of 6:55.70. Well done, Grace, for an outstanding performance!

Grace (MSc candidate, Sociology) only took up rowing in late 2013 but is already a Paralympic gold-medallist and double World Champion. In an impressive unbeaten run, she was a member of the LTA mixed coxed four that won gold at the 2014 and 2015 World Championships, then won gold again at the Paralympic Games at Rio 2016. Her success was recognised with the award of an MBE for services to rowing in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.

Together with Paul Bennett (MSc Computer Science, 2013), Grace was guest of honour at this year’s Celebration of Sport Guest Night Dinner in March. She also gave an entertaining talk on her experiences as a Paralympic athlete.

If you missed Grace’s race, it will be available for a limited time on the BBC iPlayer.