Spencer tastes glory on Olympic waters
PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 October 2012
Paul Spencer won two medals at Dorney Lake, Eton
Paul Spencer won the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee national Rowing Championships last weekend.
The Poplar Blackwall & District Rowing Club member became the under-19 champion in the double sculls event at the Olympic venue – Dorney Lake – alongside Seb Devereaux on Saturday.
Rowing in Leander Rowing Club colours the duo beat their nearest rivals by a second over the 2,000 metres course.
Spencer’s father Gary said: “We are absolutely elated with Paul’s performance and to win a second national title in two years is a marvellous achievement for anyone.”
The following day, Spencer and Devereaux joined forces with two Leander under-18s and won a second national title, this time in the under-19 quadruple sculls.