Ben Pritchard won two bronze medals in Italy. Pic: Bill Hiskett.

Ben Pritchard Takes Double Bronze In Italy And Smashes His PB

Ben Pritchard earned two bronze medals at the recent International Pararowing Regatta in Gavirate, in Italy – placing him on the podium with the reigning Olympic and world champions.

Pritchard – a former triathlete injured in a cycling accident – also beat another British sculler, Andy Houghton, to claim third spot.

And for good measure, the Swansea para-rower also pulled a large 2,000m personal best that put him within two seconds of the world record.

There is little surprise that Pritchard has recently been nominated for the Disability Sport Wales Emerging Athlete of the Year Award.

Elsewhere, Monmouth School performed well at the National Schools Championship, where they made the 8+’s final – winning the 1st 8’s event and earning a bronze in the coxed four event.

Rhiannon Morgan, who is now at specialist sports school Hartpury, won the Championship girls’ doubles event.



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