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Melissa Wilson

GB Rowing Team / Champions for Earth

Melissa joined Champions for Earth in April 2020, galvanising over 300 Olympians and Paralympians in a letter to the Prime Minister last September, calling for a Green Recovery from the pandemic. She has been a member of the GB Rowing Team for the last five years, qualifying the Women’s Quad for the Tokyo Olympics. Whilst studying English and Law at university, she raced in four Blue Boats and in 2017 stroked the Cambridge crew to their first Boat Race win in five years. Over the last ten years Melissa has grown increasingly concerned by the threat of climate change, and believes that athletes and sports have an important role to play in approaching the crisis.