Spencer tastes glory on Olympic waters

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.”


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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.

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