Heidi Long

Heidi Long

Rower - Women's Squad
Club: Leander Club
Height: 175 cm
Hometown: Chalfont St. Peter

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Intro

Heidi’s family are her inspiration and super strength.

Alongside extended family and friends, they’ve been her unwavering support system, travelling to cheer her on from every corner of the country and globe. Her brothers have trained and pushed her on whenever she has trained from home and kept her humble when they race against each other. She would not be where she is today without their infinite understanding, love and ability to make everything enjoyable. Her dad passed away in 2023, and one of the last notes he left were the log-ins for the Olympic tickets and accommodation. He believed Heidi could do it before anyone knew what could be possible, and his legacy lives on her with every stroke she takes. Her dream has become their dream as well and she is determined to make her mum, dad and brothers proud.

Heidi was an active child and loved to play as many sports as she could. Her family would watch the Olympics and she dreamed of being an Olympian but never knew which sport it would be in. After signing up to every sport possible at the start of secondary school, she joined the rowing club. She loved the camaraderie and teamwork of rowing and soon joined Marlow Rowing Club. She was fortunate enough to be part of a talented, ambitious and fun junior women’s squad which won multiple national titles and fuelled her love for the sport as she progressed to compete in the Junior and U23 World Championships. Receiving a scholarship to the University of Virginia, USA, she was part of another passionate and exciting women’s programme which deepened her appreciation for the sport as a whole and the importance of sport for women.  She joined Leander after graduating from University with the ambition to race for Great Britain and after joining the team in 2021 won the European and World Championships, 2022, in the women’s four.

Beyond rowing, Heidi is passionate about using her platform to advocate for gender equality in sports. As a former captain of the University of Virginia’s women’s rowing team, she’s seen firsthand the transformative power of athletics for women, and is committed to breaking down barriers and inspiring the next generation of female athletes.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Result Boat
2024 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Silver W8+
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Silver W8+
2024 World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Silver W8+
2024 World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Silver W4- GBR2
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Bronze W4-
2023 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Bronze W4-
2023 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Silver W4-
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Silver W4-
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold W4-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Gold W4-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Silver W8+
2022 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold W4-
2022 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Gold W4-
2021 World Rowing Cup III
Sabaudia, ITA
4 W2- (GBR1)
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
7 (1 in Final B) W8+ (GBR2)
2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Poznan, POL
Silver BW2-
2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
6 BW8+
2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
Silver BW8+
2014 World Rowing Junior Championships
Hamburg, GER
7 (1 in Final B) JW4-
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
W4- GBR2
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2021
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Sabaudia, ITA
Result:
4
Boat:
W2- (GBR1)
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Result:
7 (1 in Final B)
Boat:
W8+ (GBR2)
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Poznan, POL
Result:
Boat:
BW2-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Result:
6
Boat:
BW8+
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
Result:
Boat:
BW8+
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing Junior Championships
Hamburg, GER
Result:
7 (1 in Final B)
Boat:
JW4-