KINGSWEAR'S Bill Lucas has been selected as part of the GB rowing team for the World Championships in Chungju, Korea later this month.
The eight-day regatta takes place from August 25 to September 1.
Lucas will compete in the men's double scull alongside Matt Langridge as the pair look to build on the bronze medal they won together at the Eton Dorney World Cup in June.
It was the second medal of the season for 25-year-old Lucas after he raced in the quadruple scull at the opening World Cup of the season in Sydney, where he won a gold medal.
Since a somewhat disappointing final world cup in Lucerne – at which the team won two golds and a bronze – all of the senior squad have been away at their traditional, annual altitude camps before returning to finish off their preparations this week at the GB Rowing Team lottery-funded national training centre near Reading.
"Lucerne was useful in that it gave us a baseline from which to move forward", said GB Rowing Team Performance Director, Sir David Tanner. "This year has all been about giving new, young rowers their chance at the top alongside our more experienced names. So we should not expect big fireworks in Korea but this team still has the talent to sparkle".
The team leaves for Korea next week.