SIBLINGS Tom and Emily Ford got among the medals for Great Britain in World Cup Rowing III.

The Leander Club brother and sister from Holmes Chapel, former students at The Grange School in Hartford, helped GB to finish top of the medal table after events on the Lake of the Gods in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Tom was joined in the men’s eight by Rory Gibbs, Morgan Bolding, David Bewicke-Copley, Sholto Carnegie, Charlie Elwes, Tom Digby, James Rudkin and cox Henry Fieldman as they ended the day with a gold medal performance.

Fieldman said: “I’m really proud and pleased with how the guys performed.”

Emily and her Leander clubmate Esme Booth were 'very pleased' to have won a bronze medal in the women's pair.

“It was exciting to see the gap closing between us and the New Zealand crew," said Emily.

"They’ll get stronger and hopefully we’ll get stronger too and we can keep pushing it on.”

These results follow on from the pair winning gold with their respective crews in World Cup Rowing I in Belgrade, Serbia, at the end of May and aid with preparations for the forthcoming World Championships.

British Rowing director of performance Louise Kingsley said: “We have had two good World Cups in Belgrade and here and I’m very pleased with the results but we need to balance these performances with the perspective that some nations are not racing and others haven’t boated their top crews due to Covid.

"We expect that by the time we get to the World Championships there will be stronger and far more competitive fields. We’ve got to keep our heads but know that what we are doing is on the right track and it should give us confidence to keep building towards the World Championships.”