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Ellis & Co would like to wish Victoria Thornley good luck in the World Rowing Cup II taking place at the end of May in Lucerne.

For the first World Cup of the 2012 season in Belgrade at the beginning of May, Victoria and her team mates won a bronze medal in the women's quadruple scull.

Ellis & Co have been sponsoring Victoria Thornley in her bid to row for Great Britain in the Olympic Games.

Victoria, from Holt, first started her dream of a place in the Olympics after responding to the 'Sporting Giants' appeal in 2007 by UK Sport for tall and athletically talented young men and women.  The aim was to develop new talent for one of the so called 'tall sports' of rowing, volleyball and handball in time for the Olympics.  At 6ft 3in, Victoria was told by countless modelling agencies that she was too tall to continue her modelling career.  Victoria has made rapid progress in rowing since then.