LUCY Glover says she “dug to the deepest depths” in order to become the first rower to win a world title while still representing Warrington Rowing Club.

The 18-year-old won gold for Great Britain as part of the women’s quadruple sculls crew at the World Rowing Under 23s Championships on Saturday.

With Glover in the stroke seat, Team GB led Saturday’s final in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from start to finish and took gold ahead of Australia, with Germany claiming bronze.

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Lucy Glover, front, cannot hide her delight after winning gold in Plovdiv. Picture by Naomi Baker/British Rowing

“Immediately, I felt relief but this came along with immense pride,” the Lymm High School Sixth Form student said.

“We dug to the deepest depths to deliver our best performance and winning was an emotional moment.

“We went in with no expectations. At such a high level, it’s almost guaranteed the other crews are all the same speed.

“We were all hungry for a medal but were completely in the dark as to how we compared to other crews as this was our first international race of the season together.

“It was my first under 23s vest so I was looking to just go and really enjoy it.”

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Lucy Glover, left, and her quadruple women's sculls crewmates with their gold medals. Picture by Naomi Baker/British Rowing

Glover, who is currently waiting for her A Level results to come through, is still technically a junior competitor but her stunning form earned her a place in Great Britain’s under 23 squad.

She won the George Innes Cup for elite single sculls at the Henley Women’s Regatta last month before becoming the first Warrington rower to represent the club in a final at Henley Royal Regatta.

There she rowed alongside Tideway Scullers’ Saskia Budgett and Nottingham duo Anna Thornton and Kyra Edwards and they were to form the gold-medal winning crew in Plovdiv.

The quartet rowed to a comfortable victory in the heats but Edwards withdrew from the final for medical reasons, with Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne replacing her.

Glover has made Warrington Rowing Club history in becoming the first person to win a world title while still with the club.

“That means so much. The club has laid the foundations for me in the sport,” she said.

“I am keen to pave the way for club rowers and show the juniors that anything is possible, whether you have little or lots of ambition.

“It’s great to come home and be reunited with friends and family having been away for a while and share the stories and incredible times I have had.”