Birthdate12 Aug 1997
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Rising Star – August 2020
Kyra Edwards got her international career going back in 2015 when she made the British junior national team. She came away from the World Rowing Junior Championships with a silver medal and since then she has not looked back. In 2018 at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships Edwards was part of the British bronze medal winning women’s quadruple sculls. Working in with a stint as a student-athlete at United States University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and speaking out about diversity in rowing, Edwards has moved up to Great Britain’s senior national team.
I started rowing … at school on the ergo, I did quite well at some school competitions and so reached out to my local club.
The qualities I most appreciate in my teammates are… commitment, passion and communication.
One of the significant moments for me in rowing was ...winning my first world medal at the junior rowing championships and racing my final regatta with UCLA rowing.
This year has been very different because … lots of miles on the ergo and lots more time to relax.
If I could replan the year I would … play to my strengths and remind myself that no one knows me better than I do.
My non-rowing friends think that rowing is… an arm dominated sport and extremely time consuming.
Outside of rowing, I… like to spend time at the beach and play board games.
In my fridge, you will always find… milk and lettuce.
First 20 strokes or final 250? Last 250
If I could change one thing about the world it would be… racial equality.
In 10 years’ time, I imagine the sport of rowing to be… shorter, faster and more diverse.