02:00PM, Wednesday 24 July 2019
Victor Kleshnev (left).
Former Maidenhead Rowing Club rower Victor Kleshnev is part of a 50-strong Great Britain team in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida this week to compete at the World Rowing u23s Championships, which started today (July 24-28).
Kleshnev will team up with fellow Leander Club rower James Cartwright in the men’s doubles sculls (BM2x) – with the pair coached by Leander’s Ali Brown.
Last year Kleshnev raced for Maidenhead RC in the final of the Fawley Cup at Henley Royal Regatta, losing to Windsor Boys’ School boat club in the final.
British Rowing director of performance Brendan Purcell said: “It’s great to see such a strong and talented team heading off to the U23 World Championships.
“Peter Sheppard as Chief Coach does a fantastic job of bringing together athletes from a variety of different training backgrounds, including from high performance clubs in the UK and from universities in the USA.
“We have some really exciting and competitive crews, with medallists returning from last year as well as new athletes coming through. It’s a great opportunity for these young athletes to represent Great Britain on the world stage and to test their abilities against the rest of the world.”
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