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Faster & fairer - science & sport at King's College London


River toll on ThamesRiver toll on ThamesRowing remains one of the strongest sports at King's College and traces its origins to the first club formed in 1838 - one of the oldest of its kind in the world.

Its teams have participated in the Henley Regatta almost from its beginning in 1839.

A highpoint of competitions were the bi-annual Commemoration and Foundation Week events when sporting teams from King's College met their old rivals, University College.

Women rowersWomen rowersCrews practised on the Thames at Putney and at the University Boathouse at Chiswick and were members of the Thames Rowing Club, which was formed in 1860 and is one of the world's premier clubs.

Teams now compete nationally in numerous regattas, Head of the River Races, United Hospitals and other competitions between university crews.

King's students, including medallists Katherine Grainger and Frances Houghton, have also taken part in recent Olympic Games at Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London.

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