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Grace Watson (Year 13) (third from right)
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Grace Watson in medal winning crew at Junior World Rowing Champs

St Paul's Collegiate School —

Grace Watson was selected to race in the Junior World Rowing Championships in Racice, Czechoslovkia in early August as a member of our country’s Junior Women’s Four.

In the A final race, the New Zealand crew placed third and gained a bronze medal in this event. Given that Grace only started rowing three years ago, this is a remarkable achievement for this young woman, who has a huge future in this most demanding of sports.

While her team mate at last year’s Junior World Rowing Champs and Old Collegian, Kate Littlejohn was invited to represent New Zealand in the U21 rowing team that raced against both Canada and Australia at Lake Karapiro over the with weekend of 25th/26th August. Kate raced in the pair, the four and the eight for our country.