|International Success for Leicester Rower|
Leicester Rowing Club's Olly Dix came away from his international debut at the Coupe de le Jeunesse in Hungary at the weekend with a hard-fought bronze medal in the single sculls. Competing against scullers from across Europe, Dix pushed hard all the way down the course to stick with the pack and then pull away from the 4th placed French sculler in the second half of the course. A flat out sprint for the line saw him closing fast on the Belgian in second place as the line approached. Coach Howard Marsh was understandably delighted with the result, which was the culmination of two years of hard training and an intensive selection process which finished only 3 weeks prior to the event. He praised Dix, who had felt unwell earlier in the day, for putting in such a composed and mature performance in the face of adversity and against far more experienced athletes.