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Surbiton Alumni Lola Anderson Selected for the Paris Olympics!

Posted: 12th June 2024

Lola Anderson

We are delighted to announce that former pupil Lola Anderson has been selected to row for Great Britain at the Paris 2024 Olympics. Lola will be competing in the women’s quadruple sculls (W4x). 

Lola was inspired to become an Olympian after watching the 2012 London Olympics and started her rowing career at Surbiton in Year 8 and quickly demonstrated her talent and dedication to the sport. She won numerous national events with us, showcasing her skill and determination. During her time at Surbiton, Lola’s remarkable performances led to her selection for the Great Britain junior team, where she excelled on the international stage. 

After leaving Surbiton, Lola attended Newcastle University. There, she continued her rowing career with great success, representing Great Britain as an under-23 athlete. Her university years were marked by significant achievements, at national and international competitions, which solidified her reputation as a top-tier rower. 

Following her graduation from Newcastle, Lola returned to Surbiton, contributing to our rowing program as a rowing coach. While coaching, she balanced her duties with rigorous training. Her hard work and perseverance paid off as she eventually earned a place as a full-time GB rowing athlete. 

Lola’s journey from a young rower at Surbiton to an Olympic athlete is a testament to her unwavering commitment and passion for rowing. Team rowing are incredibly proud of her accomplishments and look forward to cheering her on at the Paris Olympics.  

Lola’s GB Rowing Competitive Record is as follows: 

2024 Gold World Cup 2 – W4x 

2024 Gold European Championships – W4x 

2023 Gold World Championships – W4x 

2023 Silver World Cup 3 – W4x 

2023 Silver World Cup 2 – W4x 

2023 Bronze European Championships – W4x 

2022 Bronze World Rowing Championships – W4x 

2022 Gold European Championships – W4x 

2022 Silver World Cup 1 – W2x 

2021 Bronze World Cup 3  – W1x 

2019 Gold World U23 Championships – W4x 

2016 Silver World Junior Championships -JW4x (Surbiton Pupil) 

2015 Double Gold The Coupe De La Jeunesse JW4x (Surbiton Pupil) 

2014 Gold GB v France JW1x  (Surbiton Pupil) 


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