Rowing Ireland is pleased to announce that Eimear Lambe, of Commercial RC, has been selected to represent Ireland in the Junior Women’s Single Scull at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. She will join the Irish team in Nanjing, China, from 16th to 28th August 2014 for the Games.
The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee. The games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events, consistent with the Olympic Games format. The age limitation of the athletes is 14 to 18.
The first summer event was held in Singapore in 2010, where Skibbereen RC’s Denise Walsh represented Ireland in the Junior Women’s Single Scull.
For the 2014 Games, Ireland will be represented in Athletics, Boxing, Canoeing, Equestrian, Golf and Rowing, subject to final team confirmation at the end of June.
Ireland qualified for the Youth Olympic Games through the Junior Women’s Double Sculls’ performance at the 2013 Junior World Rowing Championships, where they finished in seventh place overall.
Clare Cox has been appointed team manager for rowing at the YOG, and she will accompany Eimear to Nanjing. They will depart in the first week of August, for a two to three week stay in Nanjing, including a preparation camp.
More information is available from the event website