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King Edward well represented in national rowing squads.

As the curtain sets on the spectacular stage on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro the next generation of aspirant Olympians is preparing for their quest to obtain international honour.

The South African Universities’ squad, coached by Old Boy and former master Dennis Howard (Class of 2005), will be departing for the World Student Games in Poznan, Poland on the 29th of August. Dennis is of the same vintage as current Olympic silver medallist, Shaun Keeling, and will be hoping to emulate his old class mate’s achievements.

The Senior and Junior World Championships, starting in Rotterdam, Holland on the 24th of August will see Thabelo Masutha, a current Grade 12 learner, competing in the Under 18 Junior Men’s Double. Vaughn Botes (Class of 2013) will be contesting the Under 23 Lightweight Men’s Double at the same regatta. Vaughn was a member of the school first squad in 2013 and achieved a double silver and a bronze medal at the South African Schools’ Championships in his final year.

We are proud of our association with all of these athletes and wish them the very best for their respective events.

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