Alex Gregory adds Euro title to his glittering prizes

First published in Sport

FORMER Evesham club member Alex Gregory claimed gold for Great Britain at the European Rowing Championships in Serbia.

The men’s four crossed the line in a European best time of five minutes 46.86 seconds as Andrew Triggs Hodge, George Nash, Mohamed Sbihi and Wormington’s Olympic champion Gregory led from the start.

Gregory, 30, said: "It's really exciting. I am really enjoying racing with these guys and being a part of this."

The new men’s eight combination, including Chipping Campden’s Matt Gotrel, closed out the event with bronze behind Olympic champions Germany and a strong Russian line-up.

Gotrel, 25, was joined by cox Phelan Hill, Pete Reed , Will Satch, Scott Durant, Oliver Cook, Phil Congdon, Mat Tarrant and James Foad.

GB topped the medals table in Belgrade with two golds, four silvers and two bronzes.

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