Gooderham misses out on European glory

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Garboldisham’s Lucinda Gooderham narrowly missed out on European Championship glory in an otherwise memorable medal-laden event for Great Britain, in Poznan, Russia.

Competing in the women’s eight alongside Rosamund Bradbury, Olivia Carnegie Brown, Donna Etiebet, Jess Eddie, Louisa Reeve, Zoe Lee and Zoe de Toledo, the women stormed their way into the final where they were drawn alongside 2014 Champions Romania with Russia also one of the crews to watch.

There, the GB boat put themselves in medal contention behind the leading Russians and tracking the second-placed Dutch. They seemed to have Romania, champions at this event since 2007, well under control until the final 500m when the British crew slumped back to ultimately finish fifth.

On the whole it proved a successful championship for Great Britain, who secured a spectacular tally of 10 medals including six golds of which four came in Olympic class events.