Since embarking on her career as an elite athlete, Lauren has always strived for greatness. This hunger to achieve has fueled some incredible victories throughout her career and drives her to achieve more. Lauren has some spectacular accolades to her name and continues to build upon her success year on year.
PARALYMPIC GAMES RIO 2016
Just 18 months after taking up the sport, Lauren was selected to represent Great Britain on the largest sporting stage in the world, the Paralympic Games. In the lead up Rio Lauren was sitting her A-Level examinations which prevented her from competing in any events prior to the Games. This made Lauren and her partner Laurence very much the underdogs in their event. In the heat the duo found themselves lined up against the current World and Paralympic Champions, Australia and China. However, it was Lauren and Laurence that stole the spotlight after rowing through the line in World Record time. With all eyes on them for the final the duo knew that the pressure was on to win Gold. Unwavered by the pressure the duo rowed their way to Paralympic glory and into the history books as the first British boat to ever win that event.
ON WINNING GOLD
“It was a performance for the history books, a story I’ll never get tired of telling”
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
After 3 tough years of countless surgeries and rehabilitation, Lauren finally returned to the international stage this year with her sights set on the World Championship title. The British duo yet again found themselves as the underdogs going into the Championships after repeatedly coming second to a dominant Dutch crew. However, Lauren and Laurence set the tone of the Championships by dominating their heat and setting a new Championship record in the semi-final. In a fierce final, the duo found themselves in a head to head battle for first place with the Dutch crew who took an early lead in the race. However, the Dutch couldn’t hold off the power and speed of the British duo who rowed through them to take the win by 3 seconds.
ON WINNING GOLD
“I’m quite literally on top of the world right now! I’ve worked relentlessly to take myself from the surgery table to the top of the podium in 11 months so achieving it fills me with great pride.”
World Champion 2019
World Cup Silver Medalist 2019
World Cup Silver Medalist 2017
Paralympic Champion 2016
World Record Holder 1k set in 2016
Senior World Championship Silver Medalist 2015
Commonwealth Games Finalist, 9th Place
IWAS World Junior Championships U23 Bronze Medalist 2014
Under 16 England Athletics Champion (over 5 distances) 2014
3k Under 18 Female Road Champion 2013