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Guin Batten

Guin Batten excelled in a variety of school sports, playing county hockey and athletics. In 1992 Guin turned her full attention to rowing and stroked the Thames Rowing Club eight that won at the National Championships. The following year whilst at Loughborough University she won her second and third national titles in the single and double sculls, going onto represent England at the Home Countries. Guin burst into the International scene in the 1994 season and 1995 saw Guin establish the current British record for the single scull (7:30.4). In 1997 and 1998 Guin consistently made the finals at the World Championships in her single, but by 1999 she was ready to move out of the single and into the Quad scull. At the Sydney Olympics the quad made history by winning Britain's first ever women's Olympic rowing medal. Guin retired from international rowing in April of 2003.