SCOTTISH rowing star Karen Bennett has been unveiled as the latest official ambassador for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

The biggest sporting event in Scotland since the Commonwealth Games will include the European Rowing Championships, which will see about 600 of the continent’s best rowers compete in 18 different medal events at Strathclyde Country Park in North Lanarkshire.

Bennett, from Edinburgh, is a former European champion and won silver with the women’s eight at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

She said: “The European Rowing Championships has a rich history and the crowds in Glasgow and Scotland have a long-standing reputation for being fantastic. I have no doubt the competition and atmosphere at Strathclyde Park will be thrilling for athletes, spectators, and rowing fans.”

The championships take place from August 2-12. For more details see