Allinson se­cures golden dou­ble


Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Char­ing rower Fred­die Allinson helped Great Bri­tain to se­cure gold at a pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tion in Bel­gium at the week­end

The teenager, who has just com­pleted his A-lev­els at King’s School, Can­ter­bury, trav­elled to Hazewinkel, Bel­gium, to con­test the 2017 Coupe de la Je­unesse.

Un­der-18 row­ers from across Eng­land and Scot­land took to the wa­ter in the two-day com­pe­ti­tion, which saw 12 Euro­pean coun­tries come to­gether to bat­tle it out over 13 events on each day.

GB topped the leader­board in Poz­nan, Poland, last year and re­peated the feat 12 months on, claim­ing eight golds to fin­ish 59 points above Italy for the sec­ond straight year with 12 of the 13 crews claim­ing a medal.

Allinson se­cured two golds in the ju­nior men’s cox­less four, join­ing Matt Hardy and Theo Bar­low of Mole­sey BC and Michael Dal­ton of St Ge­orge’s Col­lege BC to claim vic­tory on both Satur­day and Sun­day.

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