Rowan McKellar

Rowan McKellar

Rower - Women's Squad
Club: Leander Club/Broxbourne RC
Height: 183cm
Hometown: Lochwinnoch

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Intro

A child of rowing parents and the youngest of four children who all rowed as well, Rowan was born in Glasgow but learnt to row at Broxbourne Rowing Club in 2004.

She took part in her first race aged 10 on the river Clyde rowing in the ‘Generation Doubles’ with her dad.

Rowan made her Olympic debut in the Women’s four at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games. She became Women’s four European and World Champion in 2022. At the 2023 World Rowing Championships in Belgrade, she won a bronze medal in the women’s four, qualifying the boat for Paris 2024.

Rowan graduated from the University of California with a degree in sociology. In 2024 she was selected to participate in the UK Sport Powered by Purpose programme which is designed to empower athletes to make a difference to society through a series of workshops and mentoring sessions that help them learn how to use their voice and influence for the greater good. She is also using her experience to mentor aspiring athletes as part of the True Athlete Project Global Mentoring Programme.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Result Boat
2024 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Silver W8+
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Silver W8+
2024 World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Silver W8+
2024 World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Silver W4- GBR2
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Bronze W4-
2023 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Bronze W4-
2023 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Silver W8+
2023 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
5 W2-
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Silver W4-
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold W4-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Gold W4-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Silver W8+
2022 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold W4-
2022 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Gold W4-
2020 Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
4 W4-
2021 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Silver W4-
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Bronze W4-
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Bronze W8+
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Silver W8+
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
1 (FB Final) W2-
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
5 W2-
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Bronze W2-
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Silver W8+
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
1 (FB Final) W4-
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
6 W4-
2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
4 BW4-
2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Silver BW2-
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
W4- GBR2
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Result:
5
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2020
Event:
Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
Result:
4
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2021
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Result:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Result:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Result:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Result:
5
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Result:
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Result:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
6
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
Result:
4
Boat:
BW4-
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Result:
Boat:
BW2-