Giedre Rakauskaite

Giedre Rakauskaite MBE

Rower - Para-Rowing Squad
Club: Worcester RC
Height: 184cm
Hometown: Kaunas, Lithuania / Worcester

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Intro

Like many youngsters, Giedre dreamed of being an international elite athlete as a child and started rowing aged 14

Around a year later, her life changed when her leg was badly injured in a car accident. Doctors worked hard to save her leg from being amputated but she was left on crutches and despite not being able to walk for many months, was keen to get back into a boat and out on the water as soon as she could.

She moved to the UK in September 2011 to study at the University of Worcester and the town quickly became her home. She joined Worcester RC, secured a job as rowing coach with Hereford Cathedral School and was talent scouted as a future star by Great Britain in 2015.

Giedre joined the GB Para-rowing Team in 2017 and has become an established member of the squad, continuing the 14 year unbeaten run of the PR3 Mixed coxed four and becoming double World Champion in 2022 when she raced in the PR3 Women’s pair and the PR3 Mixed coxed four. She won gold at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and is now looking to retain her title in Paris.

She is currently studying a sports management masters and despite most days being ‘row, study, sleep, repeat’, spends any free time doing arts and crafts, mainly painting.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Result Boat
2024 World Rowing Cup III
Poznan, POL
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2023 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold PR3 W2-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2022 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2020 Paralympic Games
Tokyo, JPN
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Poznan, POL
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Result:
Boat:
PR3 W2-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2020
Event:
Paralympic Games
Tokyo, JPN
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+