Anna Watkins

Anna Watkins

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:13 Feb,1983
:36 years, 6 months
:Leek, England, United Kingdom
: University of Reading,Westwood College (Leek),Newnham College, Cambridge
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About Anna Watkins

Anna Rose Watkins MBE (born 13 February 1983), is an English rower. She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she won a bronze medal in Double Sculls and has won 4 medals in the World Championships, most recently a successful defence of her world title with Katherine Grainger, in Bled, Slovenia in 2011. She won a gold medal in the double sculls at the London 2012 Olympics.

Career Highlights:

2004-In 2004 she made her international debut, winning a gold medal in the Coxless IVs at the World Under 23 Regatta in Poznan, Poland with crewmates Natasha Page, Beth Rodford and Alison Knowles.

2005-In 2005, Watkins made her senior international debut with the Women's Eight, achieving a 5th place at the World Championships in Gifu, Japan. She also won an Under 23 bronze medal at the World U23 Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

2009-In 2009 Watkins once more partnered Annabel Vernon and won a silver medal at the World Championships in Poznan, Poland.

2012-At the 2012 London Olympics, Watkins and Katherine Grainger broke the Olympic record in the semi-final of the double sculls. Subsequently they won the final to take the gold medal.

2013-Watkins was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to rowing.

Anna Watkins Achievements

Olympic Games:

2012 London – Gold, Women's Double Sculls

2008 Beijing – Bronze, Women's Double Sculls

World Rowing Championships:

2011 Bled – Gold, Double Scull

2010 Lake Karapiro – Gold, Double Scull

2009 Poznan – Silver, Double Scull

2007 Munich – Bronze, Double Scull

2006 Dorney Lake – 4th, Double Scull

2005 Gifu – 5th, Eight

World Rowing Under 23 Championships:

2005 – Bronze, Coxless Pair

2004 – Gold, Coxless Four

GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:

2012 – 2nd, Single Scull

2011 – 1st, Single Scull

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