Posted: 26 February, 2021

World Champion Indoor Rower – Putney Alumna, Imy Bantick

Achievements, Alumnae, In the Press, Performance, Rowing, Sports

Imy Bantick (class of 2019) has taken on the world from the comfort of her own kitchen… winning Gold at the World Rowing Indoor Rowing Championships 2021.

Imy is the most recent success story from our high achieving sports programme which has recently led to Putney being named in the top 5 schools for sport in the country.

Imy won the World Rowing Indoor Rowing Championships in the Lightweight Women’s Under 23 category, rowing 2 kilometres in a time of  7 minutes 22 seconds.

Before taking on the world, Imy had also won gold whilst representing Great Britain at the European Indoor Rowing Championships in the same category just a few weeks ago. Her achievements have been celebrated live on air during BBC Breakfast as well as on BBC Bristol.

Now in her second year at Bath University studying Sport and Exercise Science, Imy was a key member of the PHSBC coxed four that won a Silver medal at the 2017 National School’s Regatta and in the same year achieved our first Women’s Henley win.

This is such an amazing achievement, particularly considering that it was completed at home, in her kitchen during lockdown. It shows Imy’s tenacity and passion for the sport and makes her a true role model for all our students.

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