Durham University student's Olympic call-up

Lily won Gold in the World Rowing Championships in Slovenia Credit: Durham University

Durham University student and rowing cox Lily van den Broecke has been selected to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Lily’s selection comes only a couple of weeks after winning Gold at the Munich World Cup with her crew.

The 20-year-old is a first year student at Durham University, she started rowing at secondary school. After four years of sculling, she tried out as a cox and found it suited her. She splits her time between rowing and studying a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Although Lily has been selected for the Paralympics, she is able-bodied. The rules do not preclude able-bodied athletes to compete as rowing coxes in the Paralympics.