Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Olympic success in rowing

Wednesday, 03 September 2008

Olympic rowing

Two of our alumnae, Carla Ashford and Caroline O'Connor, have achieved Olympic success in rowing in Beijing, finishing fifth ahead of Australia - congratulations ladies!

Two of our alumnae, Carla Ashford and Caroline O'Connor, have achieved Olympic success in rowing in Beijing, finishing fifth ahead of Australia - congratulations ladies!

Carla Ashford

Carla was selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for the women's eight and finished 5th. Carla graduated from Brookes in 2004 with an Honours degree in both Human Biology and Physiotherapy. In 2002 she won the Remenham Cup for women's eights at Henley Royal Regatta. Carla won a bronze medal in the eight at the World Championships in 2007.

Caroline O'Connor

Caroline graduated from Oxford Brookes in Human Biology in 2004. Caroline was selected as cox of the women's eight for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and finished 5th. Caroline has coxed the women's eight for the past three seasons winning bronze at the 2007 World Championships in Munich. She learnt to cox at Brookes in 2001. She became National Champion in the women's coxed four in 2002 and in 2004 was the men's eight cox at the World University Championships.