Torquay rower Marcus Bateman misses out on Team GB Olympics place
TORQUAY rower Marcus Bateman has been handed a reserve slot in the Great Britain Olympic rowing team.
The British Olympic Association today announced that Constantine Louloudis will compete for Team GB in the men’s eight at the London 2012 Games, with Bateman confirmed as one of two reserves.
Louloudis, 20, has overcome a back injury to earn his place in the Team GB rowing squad this summer. He claimed gold in the men’s pair with George Nash at the 2011 Under-23 World Championships in Amsterdam last year, and was the youngest member of the victorious Oxford crew at the 2011 Boat Race last March, at the age of 19.
Team GB Rowing Team Leader David Tanner said:
“I’m very pleased that this completes the names for all 52 qualified slots. It is good news that Constantine Louloudis is now fully recovered from his injury and as an exciting, young prospect I’m sure he can really add something to our men’s eight.”
The BOA has also confirmed today the two Openweight men’s rowing spares for the London 2012 Olympics. Bateman, 29, who won bronze with the men’s eight at the Munich World Cup, and silver at the Lucerne World Cup events earlier this year, is joined by Glastonbury’s Cameron Nichol, 25, who claimed silver with the men’s eight at both the 2010 and 2011 World Championships.