Sutton rower, 14, bags two gold medals at Cambridgeshire rowing competition

Matt Allen (pictured) has won two gold medals at a Cambridgeshire rowing competition. Picture: Submitted

Matt Allen (pictured) has won two gold medals at a Cambridgeshire rowing competition. Picture: Submitted

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A student from Sutton has won two gold medals at a rowing competition held in Peterborough on Saturday (June 30).

Matt Allen (pictured) has won two gold medals at a Cambridgeshire rowing competition. Picture: Submitted Matt Allen (pictured) has won two gold medals at a Cambridgeshire rowing competition. Picture: Submitted

Matt Allen, a student at Witchford Village College, took home the awards at the Peterborough Junior Championships Regatta.

Matt, who rows for Rob Roy Boat Club Cambridge, and his doubles partner Ella Darrington entered the event as the only mixed crew. They came first in the heat and semi-final.

The 14-year-old’s double win comes just months after he took gold while representing the Eastern region at the J14 singles race.

A spokesman said: “The final was a great race with a convincing win from them to take the gold, Matt then went on to compete in the J14 singles easily making the final.

Matt Allen (pictured) has won two gold medals at a Cambridgeshire rowing competition. Picture: Submitted Matt Allen (pictured) has won two gold medals at a Cambridgeshire rowing competition. Picture: Submitted

“The final was a close fought battle with Matt taking the win to get his second gold of the day and his name on the trophy too.”

Rob Roy Boat Club Cambridge went on to take five golds and one silver, winning them the Victor Ludorum shield for the club with the most wins.

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