Double delight for golden boy Josh at top Munich regatta

Josh Kent, right, was part of a Great Britain sculling crew that won two gold medals at the annual Munich International Junior Regatta
Josh Kent, right, was part of a Great Britain sculling crew that won two gold medals at the annual Munich International Junior Regatta
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Berkhamsted School’s Josh Kent was part of the Great Britain sculling crew that walked off with two gold medals at the annual Munich International Junior Regatta.

The GB team consisted of six scullers, three of whom are team-mates of Josh at Marlow Rowing Club.

The six GB athletes initially competed as three double sculls and, at the end of the first day, Year 13 pupil Josh was part of the second double that joined with the third double to form the B squad

They then competed in a straight final on Saturday evening, which they won to land the gold medal.

“This was a great result, although they knew there would be even more challenging competition on the Sunday,” said Josh’s father, Ben Kent.

The following day, the first and second doubles – three from Marlow, including Josh, and one from Leander – combined to form the top GB quad.

“They came third in their heat, just enough to get to the final,” said Ben.

“But they got it right in the final, winning by over a length, which is a very good margin.”

Josh, who trains six days a week, hopes one day to represent Great Britain at the World Championships and Olympics.

“The training requirements are tough, although I definitely feel it is worth the long hours on the water and in the gym to perform my best at the regattas we attend,” he said.