WORLD U19 silver medal Wye rower Violet Holsbrow-Brooksbank took bronze and fourth in quads and double sculls at the Munich Junior International Regatta at the weekend.

The Ross RC graduate, who is now part of the world-beating Wycliffe Rowing set-up near Gloucester, joined a 31-strong GB team on the 1972 Olympic course.

Having won world silver with one blade in the GB women's four on the Paris Olympic lake last summer, she teamed up in the double with two blades on Saturday with Amalka Delavante from London club Tideway Scullers.

Despite little time together in a boat where togetherness is a key component of speed, they led all the way to win their 8.15am 2000m heat by 3/4L from Czech and German duos in 7mins 35.98secs.

That put them in the six-boat final alongside Violet's 2024 National Schools' Head-winning crew mates Eloise Etherington - a world U19 bronze medallist in the quad scull last year – and Mia Lawrence, plus German, Slovenian, Swiss and Dutch boats.

In slower conditions, Violet and her partner found themselves back in fifth at 500m, with her GB team mates out in front.

And despite a surge in the last quarter that took them past the Swiss into fourth, they finished just under 2L off a medal in 7.49.89, with the other GB double winning by 1L from a German duo and the Slovenians third.

Day two saw Violet and Amalka in a quad scull with Eloise and another World U19 sculling medallist, Olivia Cheesmur, from Molesey near Hampton.

They held second all the way in their 7.45am heat, coming home a canvas behind the Polish winners in 6.50.04, with German and Swiss boats behind them.

In the final, the Poles again charged to the front, with the Brits and the Czechs joint third at 500.

The chasers pushed past a fast-starting German boat into second and third by half way, and that's how it stayed, the Brits taking bronze 1/2L behind the Czechs in 6.44.75 and just over 1L back on the Polish in gold.