Kyra Edwards

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Kyra Edwards
Personal information
Born (1997-08-12) 12 August 1997 (age 25)
Nottingham, England
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Country United Kingdom
College teamUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
World Rowing U23 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Poznan Women's Quadruple Sculls

Kyra Edwards (born 12 August 1997)[1][2] is a British sculler.

She holds a degree in statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.[3] Edwards is outspoken about being a role model for black and LGBTQ athletes and advocates for improved diversity in rowing.[4][5] She has criticized British Rowing's recruiting system and the high cost of equipment and coaching for contributing to limited inclusion of ethnic minorities.[6][7] She is in a relationship with Saskia Budgett, another British rower.[8] Edwards and Budgett competed together at the 2022 European Championships and 2022 World Rowing Championship.[9]


  1. ^ "Kyra Edwards". British Rowing. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  2. ^ Sherdley, Rebecca (29 June 2017). "West Bridgford schoolgirl hopes to row Stateside". NottinghamshireLive. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  3. ^ "LGBTQ in women's sport: The view from the athlete and coach - GB rower Kyra Edwards and netball's Sara Bayman". The Telegraph. 20 February 2020. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 12 June 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Bell, Brian C. (27 February 2020). "Rower Kyra Edwards: representation is 'an important message'". Outsports. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  5. ^ Hope, Nick (27 January 2021). "Generation Next: Kyra Edwards on tackling stereotypes and changing the face of rowing". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 February 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ McElwee, Molly (5 July 2020). "Special report: How can the lack of diversity in British Olympic and Paralympic sport be fixed?". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  7. ^ Morris, Natalie (29 October 2020). "Team GB's only Black rower: 'I feel like a guest in a majority white space'". Metro. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  8. ^ Powys Maurice, Emma (22 July 2021). "Olympics: All the LGBT athletes on Team GB". Retrieved 9 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Martin, Paul (26 September 2022). "Rowing star Kyra Edwards bidding to blaze further diversity trail". WalesOnline. Retrieved 20 November 2022.