On Sunday 14th May, Martin Benfeghoul competed at the National Junior Sculling Regatta at Dorney Lake in the J17 1x.
An excellent time trial saw him finish in 3rd place overall, qualifying for the 'A' final comfortably. In the final, he held the silver medal position for much of the race, but a burst of speed from the Leander Club sculler next to him gave him the silver medal on the line, with Martin taking a well deserved bronze. Martin sculled exceptionally well, and to lose only to the sculler from heavyweight clubs Maidenhead and Leander was a phenomenal achievement.
This is Falcon Juniors' 3rd ever national medal, after Matt Timms and Aengus Allen won a silver medal in the J16 pair at BritChamps in 2014, and Ed Sharp won a silver medal in the J14 single at JIRR in 2016.