Amy Gentry’s muscles and mettle changed the standing of women’s rowing forever.

Locally she founded Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club in 1926. Nationally she won the British single sculls in 1932, 1933 and 1934. Internationally she played a key role in the belated introduction of women’s rowing into the Olympics, which finally occurred in 1976.

Amy Gentry proved that rowing was not just a man’s game.


Amy Gentry, 1903-197.

Courtesy of Elmbridge Museum

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