Tweed rower has no regrets
TWEED'S Tara Kelly has returned home for a well-deserved break after winning silver at the recent world under-23 rowing championships in Amsterdam.
Kelly and South Australian partner Anna McRae, who trained under the guidance of Tweed-based coach Lincoln Handley, finished just two seconds behind the Italians in the final of the women's double scull event.
Kelly, who won gold at the world junior championships in 2003 and bronze in the same event at the world under-23 championships last year, was delighted with the performance.
"They (the Italians) really were a league ahead," the 19-year-old said. "As much as we wanted (to win) I think we put everything in ... there are no regrets.
"Because this is a post-Olympic year other countries are working hard to build up their teams (for the future)."
Kelly's focus is now on making the national senior A team. Her next major meet will be the state championships at the end of the year, which precedes the nationals.