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University rowers win gold

Dr Ulrike Bauer and Dr Sven Friedemann

28 September 2015

Bristol staff members Dr Ulrike Bauer and Dr Sven Friedemann triumphed at the 2015 FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta in Hazewinkel, Belgium earlier this month.

The World Masters Regatta is for rowers aged 27 or older, with races over a distance of 1,000 metres. Over four days, around 3,500 rowers competed on an eight-lane course, with only the winner in each race taking home one of the prestigious medals. The Bristol pair both won their respective races in the Masters B category (age 36-42).

Dr Bauer, a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences, won in the women’s quadruple scull as part of a composite crew with rowers from Reading, Bristol and Exeter.

Dr Friedemann, a lecturer in the School of Physics, triumphed in the coxed four with his City of Bristol Rowing Club crew, defeating boats from Norway, France, Switzerland, Italy, Gibraltar, and the Netherlands. 

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