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Queen's University rower wins gold medal at World University Championships

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Portadown Boat Club captain Christine McCullough wearing Sam McKeown's gold medal from the World University Rowing Championships.

Portadown Boat Club captain Christine McCullough wearing Sam McKeown's gold medal from the World University Rowing Championships.

Portadown Boat Club captain Christine McCullough wearing Sam McKeown's gold medal from the World University Rowing Championships.

Queen's University secured a gold medal through Sam McKeown at the World University Rowing Championships earlier this month.

The Portadown Boat Club athlete took top spot on the podium in the Mens Single Scull race in Shanghai.

McKeown is studying engineering and has enjoyed an impressive year, having already broken his own 2000m Irish record at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in January with a time of 5 minutes 53 seconds.

The 23-year-old has been training with Portadown BC for six years and captain Christine McCullough is hopeful that the club's efforts have helped his progression.

"We are so proud of Sam and his achievements," she said. "We think his years of rowing at Portadown Boat Club set him up for his Gold at the World Uni Champs. This really is an amazing achievement as only one person from each country can enter a category, so Sam is not only the best University single sculler in the UK but also the world."

If you want to start rowing, the can contact Portadown Boat Club via their Facebook page.

Any young people (aged 12+) or adults who would like to start rowing can contact Portadown Boat Club via their Facebook page or email PortadownBoatClubMembership@gmail.com

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