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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Northumbrian Lamb at top of the menu

THE medals continue to come for former Queen Elizabeth High School rower Nicole Lamb (above)

Wall's Nicole Lamb won a silver at the World Rowing Championships in the Great Britain eight. 50066184H000.jpg

For the Wall lass added to her gold, silver and bronze at last year’s Australian Youth Olympics with a silver in the U23 World Rowing Championships, in Italy.

Representing Great Britain, the talented rower, who has just completed a biology degree at Newcastle University, was part of the eight which came in second place.

Having undergone rigorous trials, Nicole was selected to row for GB in the championships in Varese, and she justified the call-up with a great performance in an exciting final.

They were beaten over the line by USA, a dominant force in the eights, but were embroiled in a close battle with Germany and Australia for the silver and bronze medals.

The GB eight was well positioned in third place at 500m and they moved past Australia’s crew into a clear second place, where they remained to cross in 6:11.72 and defend the silver the crew won at last year’s championships.

Nicole’s mother Susan said: “My husband John and I were lucky enough to be at the championships and, needless to say, we are so very proud of her.”

There was no time for Lamb to reflect on her remarkable achievement as she was straight back on her travels as she will represent Great Britain at the European Universities Games, in Holland.

She is looking to go one better as she competes with her Newcastle teammates in the eight, while she will also participate in the pair alongside uni mate Emily Ford.