Oarsome Visit by Gold Olympian
14th May 2019

Olympic Gold medallist in rowing, George Nash MBE, officially opened 'No 9' the new ergo centre at Gordon’s School on Saturday.

The inspiring rower who won Olympic gold and bronze; three World titles and two European crowns in five seasons cut the ribbon on what will become the main land training area for the school’s rowers.

A Cambridge Blue, who rowed in the legendary competition against Oxford on four occasions, George started rowing at the aged of 13 and earned the titles of World Champion at Junior and U23 level. He retired from rowing after winning the gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the men’s coxless fours.

Rowing is a growing sports at Gordon’s in West End, Woking and has become a popular choice of co-curricular activity for many students. 

This season students have competed in the Burway Heads, the Junior Sculling Regatta and The Ball Cup. This summer crews are taking part in Henley Women’s Regatta; National School's Regatta; British Junior National Championships and the Marlow Town Regatta.

Katie Klavenes, Head of Rowing at Gordon’s and the Cambridge coxswain in the first Women’s Reserve Boat Race on the Tideway in 2015 said: “We were delighted to welcome George here to the school. He is an inspiration to our young rowers. Rowing is becoming more and more popular at Gordon’s and the students are fortunate to now have a dedicated area in which to train. These are exciting times."

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