Jessica Eddie

Jessica Jane Eddie[1] (born 7 October 1984 in Durham) is a British rower. She won a silver medal in the women's eight at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.[2]

Jess Eddie
Personal information
Full nameJessica Jane Eddie
NationalityBritish
Born (1984-10-07) 7 October 1984 (age 36)
Durham

RowingEdit

2011Edit

She was part of the British squad that topped the medal table at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, where she won a bronze medal as part of the eight with Alison Knowles, Jo Cook, Louisa Reeve, Natasha Page, Lindsey Maguire, Katie Greves, Victoria Thornley and Caroline O'Connor.[3]

2014Edit

On 17 March 2014 Eddie was part of the composite crew that won the Women's Eights Head of the River Race on the River Thames in London, setting a record time of 17:42.2 for the 4 1⁄4-mile (6.8 km) Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney. The crew comprised Heather Stanning – Army RC; Beth Rodford – Gloucester RC; Zoe Lee – Imperial College BC; Jessica Eddie – London RC; Helen GloverMinerva Bath Rowing Club; Olivia Carnegie-Brown – Oxford Brookes University BC; Tina Stiller – Tees RC; Caragh McMurtry – Reading University BC; cox Phelan HillLeander Club.[4]

On 19 April 2014 Eddie was teamed with Polly Swann for the women's pair at the British rowing trials at Caversham, where they finished 1.14 seconds behind Helen Glover and Heather Stanning.[5]

At the British Rowing Championships on 18–19 October at Holme Pierrepont (Nottingham), Eddie was part of the composite crew that won gold in both the women's fours sweep event and the quad sculls. Racing under the acronym LIMA, the crew comprised: Jessica Eddie – London RC; Zoe Lee – Imperial College BC; Helen Glover – Minerva-Bath RC; and Heather Stanning – Army RC.[6][7]

2015Edit

On 14 March 2015 Eddie was part of the composite crew that won the Women's Eights Head of the River Race on the River Thames in London, setting a time of 18:58.6 for the 4 1⁄4-mile (6.8 km) Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney. The crew comprised Heather Stanning – Army RC; Helen Glover – Minerva-Bath RC; Zoe Lee – Imperial College BC; Katherine Grainger – Marlow RC; Melanie Wilson; Caragh McMurtry – Southampton Coalporters ARC; Olivia Carnegie-Brown – Oxford Brookes University BC; Jessica Eddie – London RC; cox Phelan HillLeander Club.[8]

On 19 April 2015 Eddie and Louisa Reeve finished second in women's pair at the British rowing trials at Caversham, behind Helen Glover and Heather Stanning. They were followed by Katie Greves & Zoe Lee.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jess Eddie". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 25 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain eight win historic medal". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  3. ^ "2011 World Rowing Championships". WorldRowing.com. World Rowing Federation. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  4. ^ Women's Eights Head of the River Race, Official Results Archive. 2014 results Archived 15 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Caversham, Lawrence Barretto BBC Sport at. "Heather Stanning & Helen Glover reunite to win British rowing trials".
  6. ^ "Lima crew take quads gold as poor weather interrupts British Rowing Championships".
  7. ^ "Rowing: Penzance's Helen Glover celebrates double joy at British Championships". 19 October 2014. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  8. ^ WEHORR Results = 2015 Archived 15 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ British Rowing, 19 April 2015, Gregory and Sbihi win star-studded GB Rowing Team men's pair final

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