Return to form for OE Paralympian

Old Elizabethan Tom Aggar (1995-2002) regained his best form to claim victory at the World Cup regatta at Eton Dorney.

In the para-rowing arms and shoulders single sculls, he finished six seconds ahead of the 2012 Russian bronze medallist, Aleksey Chuvashev, who came in second, ahead of Tom’s training partner and fellow Briton, Andy Houghton.

Tom has admitted to being “devastated” by his inability to retain his Beijing Paralympic title last year at Eton Dorney, but has regained his winning ways in 2013 with a victory in Italy as well as this most recent triumph. His next target is the World Championships in South Korea in August.

"I showed good strength and put together a good race and I'm really pleased with the result," he told British Rowing after the race at Eton Dorney, but said conditions had been tough. "About halfway through, I noticed I was edging through and after that I felt confident and strong. Last year I underperformed and it is special to win here after the disappointment of last year and it makes up for it a little."

Tom and his wife, Vicky, became parents in 2013 with the birth of their son, Daniel.