DEGANWY rower Becca Chin continued her plans for a place at the 2016 Olympics with her first appearance for Great Britain at the World U23 Rowing Championships.
The talented 20 year old was put through her paces at a gruelling GB rowing camp at Caversham before flying out to the competition in Trakai, Lithuania.
Becca’s women’s 8 squad put in a superb shift in the final, sitting in second place with 500m to go only to be overtaken by the German and Dutch boats at the death, seeing them slip down to a fourth place finish.
Despite missing out on a medal, Becca was still delighted with her first British squad call-up, and said she would now be pushing hard to make the squad for next year’s World Championship, having since picked up bronze for Wales in the Home International Regatta which was in Cardiff.
“Since the Worlds and racing in Cardiff I have been straight back into full training. I have a couple of training and testing weekends coming up and the focus is to improve as much as possible before the new seasons of British trials begin. This year the first trial is in Boston, Lincolnshire in November.
“I've been watching a lot of the Olympics and it's great that the rowing team have been so successful, especially the women who have just had their most successful Games so far. Hopefully I will be joining them in Rio!”