Victoria Thornley

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Vicky Thornley
Personal information
Nationality Welsh
Born (1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 (age 30)
St Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales
Residence Henley-on-Thames[1]
Years active 2007–
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Country Great Britain
Sport Rowing
Event(s) Double sculls
Turned pro 2009

Victoria Thornley (born 30 November 1987) is a Welsh rower. She was a member of the Great Britain team that finished 5th in the women's eight at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]

Thornley was born in St Asaph and brought up in Wrexham. She began her sporting career through the "Sporting Giants" programme, becoming the first of the scheme's graduates to win a gold medal when she was successful at the 2009 World Under-23 Championships.[3] In the 2016 Summer Olympics, she was partnered with Katherine Grainger in the women's double sculls,[4] in which they took the silver medal.[5]

In June 2017 Thornley won the gold medal for women's single sculls in the European Rowing Championship at Račice[6]


  1. ^ "MAABC Women's Senior squad shows quality and depth – British Rowing". 28 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Victoria Thornley". Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Victoria Thornley". British Rowing. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Vicky Thornley insists there are no excuses over rough Rio rowing conditions". WalesOnline. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Katherine Grainger and Victoria Thornley win double sculls silver". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "European Rowing Championships: Vicky Thornley wins gold for Britain". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 

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