Olympics: Polly Swann rows into semi-finals in Tokyo

Lancaster rower Polly Swann qualified for the Women’s Pair semi-finals, alongside her partner Helen Glover

By Craig Salmon
Saturday, 24th July 2021, 9:43 am
Updated Saturday, 24th July 2021, 9:46 am
Polly Swann, right, and her partner Helen Glover
Polly Swann, right, and her partner Helen Glover

The 33-year-old finished third in Heat three in a time of 7:23.98 to qualify, although were some way off the pace – two seconds behind heat-winners Australia – but will compete in the semi-final on Tuesday.

Swann, who is based in Scotland, said; “It’s been phenomenal how many people have reached out and offered their support. “It’s really quite touching. It’s a really lovely thing to have on the start line with you, that knowledge that people have got your back and wish you well. It’s a lovely sensation.”