Holly Dunford

Holly Dunford

Rower - Women's Squad
Hometown: Tadworth, Surrey

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Intro

Holly was initially inspired to start rowing after she went with her family to watch the rowing at Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Up until that point she’d never really heard or thought about rowing as a sport as she didn’t live near a river but was really keen to give it a go. She joined a rowing club shortly after and the rest is history.

The sport has taken her all across the globe and being given the opportunity to study at the University of Washington, in the United States has meant that she now has friends in multiple different national teams who are always fun to race against!

Once she’s finished with rowing she either sees herself continuing on in the rowing world through coaching and helping to inspire the next generation or using her degree in geography to help find ways in which we can talk about and tackle climate change, two areas which she’s passionate about!

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Position 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
2021 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold W4-
2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Silver BW8+
2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Poznan, POL
4 BW8+
2017 World Rowing Junior Championships
Trakai, LTU
Gold JW2x
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
W4- GBR2
Year:
2021
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
Boat:
BW8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Poznan, POL
Position:
4
Boat:
BW8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Junior Championships
Trakai, LTU
Position:
Boat:
JW2x