Miriam Batten

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Great Britain
Women's Rowing
Silver Sydney 2000 Quadruple Sculls
World Championships
Gold 1998 Cologne Double Sculls
Silver 1997 Aiguebelette Double Sculls

Miriam Batten is a British rower. She won silver at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the quadruple scull with her younger sister Guin Batten and gold at the 1998 World Rowing Championships in the double scull with Gillian Lindsay.

On 3rd June, 2012, Miriam was amongst the rowers (with her sister, Guin) on the Gloriana (barge) with the Olympic Torch at the start of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.[1]

Miriam was a member of the Southampton University Boat Club whilst she studied at the University of Southampton.

She is married to David Luke, who works as a physical education teacher, at Chiltern Edge Secondary School. She is a Vice President of Thames Rowing Club, the club which she represented during her international competitive career, and a member of Upper Thames Rowing Club. She was appointed Chairman of the Henley Women's Regatta in 2012.


  1. ^ "Olympic torch: Flame awaits the Olympic ceremony". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 December 2012.