Phil Congdon wins European bronze medal

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Great Britain rowers Phil Congdon and Lucinda Gooderham are setting their sights on World Championship glory after promising displays at the European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

Bury St Edmunds-born Congdon enjoyed an impressive start to life as part of Great Britain’s men’s eight rowing team as they sealed bronze behind Germany and Russia.

Despite his success alongside Scott Durant, Oliver Cook, Matthew Gotrel, Pete Reed, William Satch, Matthew Tarrant, James Foad and Phelan Hill, the 24-year-old is refusing to rest on his laurels ahead of a World Cup event in France in two weeks’ time before heading off to Amsterdam for the World Championships at the end of August.

“We were pretty happy to get a bronze medal,” he said.“It was a really good opener for us as a team, but realistically we know some of the world’s best 
are still yet to come, especially American and Canada.

“We have to take each competition as it comes, but the plan is to be at our peak for the World Championships, which will be a much higher standard.

“Obviously you have one eye on the big competitions, but everything can change so fast.

“I’m just keeping focused and hopefully I can take every chance I am given.”

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