Annabel Vernon

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Annabel Vernon
Personal information
Born 1 September 1982

Annabel ('Annie') Morwenna Vernon (born 1 September 1982 in Truro, Cornwall) is an English rower.

She was educated at St Minver Primary School then Wadebridge School,[1] Downing College, Cambridge and King's College London (MA International Relations).

Annie started rowing at Castle Dore Rowing Club at Golant in Cornwall when she was 17; influenced by her elder brother and father. She read History at Downing College, Cambridge where she rowed in the women's Blue Boat in 2003,[2] under the presidency of Ruth de Las Casas. She was a member of Rob Roy Boat Club while in Cambridge, then represented Thames Rowing Club and now rows under Marlow Rowing Club colours.

Her blades for her training scull are painted to represent Saint Piran's Flag and she carried the Cornish flag onto the podium.[citation needed]

She represented Great Britain in the Women's Quadruple Sculls at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, winning a silver medal.[3] She was selected to row in the women's eight at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4] The crew reached the A Final of the event, in which it finished fifth.[5]

Achievements[edit]

  • Bronze medal in the pair at the World U23 Championships in Poznań.
  • Sixth in the women's single at the 2006 GB Senior Selection Trials in Belgium.

World Championships 2005[edit]

  • Ninth in the single scull.

2006 World Cup Series[edit]

World Championships 2006[edit]

  • Fourth in the Double Scull.

World Championships 2007[edit]

  • Gold in the Quad Scull

Beijing Olympics 2008[edit]

  • Silver in the Quad Scull.

World Championships 2009[edit]

  • Silver in the Double Scull

World Championships 2010[edit]

  • Gold in the Quad Scull

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annabel Vernon". leander.co.uk. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Annabel Vernon". Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Olympic results
  4. ^ "London 2012: Great Britain name powerful rowing squad". Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Olympic results

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