Australian rowers Harriet Hudson and Giorgia Patten after winning a silver medal in the under-23 world championship women's double scull event.
Australian rowers Harriet Hudson and Giorgia Patten after winning a silver medal in the under-23 world championship women's double scull event. Contributed

Silver lining for Warwick rower at the worlds

ROWING: Warwick rower Harriet Hudson has won a silver medal in the under-23 world championships in rowing.

Hudson joined with Giorgia Patten in the women's double scull event at Sarasota in Florida, United States, for a second-placed finish.

They are competing in a sport that is massive in Europe. A pair from Greece won gold and Hungary finished third.

The medal win was in incredibly stressful conditions with the humidity reaching 98 per cent.

he silver medal was her third at world championships level.

She went to her first world championships for under-17 rowers in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and came sixth in single scull.

In the under-23 age group, she was in her third championship this year after a silver in the quad skull in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in 2017.

She was fifth in double skull at the world championships in Poznan, Poland, last year and second this year at Sarasota.

Hudson is a past winner of the Warwick Credit Union/Daily News Junior Sports Star of the Year award as well as being a multiple monthly winner.

She now competes with the Sydney club. Her sister Ella is also a multiple monthly sports star winner as well as a state and national medal winner in rowing.



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