Rowing: Copeland out for gold in Rio

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Olympic champion Kat Copeland has put plans to retire on hold to defend her title in Rio, in 2016.

Copeland and Sophie Hosking were one of the surprise successes at London 2012 after they won gold in the lightweight double sculls despite competing together for just four months.

Copeland, 21, had considered ending her rowing career to pursue a degree. But she said: "As a rower you have a limited lifespan so I want to make the most of it."