Vicky Thornley Pulls Out from the Worlds

Vicky Thornley withdraws from the World Championships in September. Photo: British Rowing.

11 August 2018

By Göran R Buckhorn

Vicky Thornley has withdrawn from the World Rowing Championships in September.

Britain’s top single sculler, Olympic silver medallist Vicky Thornley has pulled out from the World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on 9 – 16 September, British Rowing announced in a 55-second video on Twitter yesterday. In a link to the video, Thornley writes on her Twitter account that it was a ‘tough video to record but this is sometimes how sport goes.’

In the video Thornley says: ‘Sometimes the desire to be the best overrides the feeling that you may be working a bit too hard and I haven’t been able to pull it back. She continues: ‘It’s a really tough decision to make however I’ve made it with the support of the medical team and my coach Paul Reedy.’

Watch the video here.

Slightly more than a week ago, the 30-year-old Welshwoman withdrew from the European Championships, as, she told BBC, ‘I’m not currently in a position to perform at my physical best.’

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