Holly Norton
NORTON, Holly 2015 - World Championships - 45 (cropped).JPG
Holly Norton
Personal information
Born1 January 1993 (1993-01) (age 29)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Home townJohannesburg, South Africa
EducationBSc Psychology from The Ohio State University
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
CountryGreat Britain
College teamOhio State Buckeyes
Medal record

Holly Norton (born 1 January 1993) is a South AfricanBritish rower.


Born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, Holly's family moved to South Africa in 2003. It was at St Stithians Girl’s College that she first took up rowing.

She was part of the British team that topped the medal table at the 2015 World Rowing Championships at Lac d'Aiguebelette in France, where she won a silver medal as part of the coxless four with Rebecca Chin, Karen Bennett and Lucinda Gooderham.[1] She won the gold medal in the coxless four at the 2016 World Rowing Championships with Donna Etiebet, Holly Nixon and Fiona Gammond.[2]

Norton formerly represented South Africa as a junior rower.[3] She rowed collegiately for the Ohio State Buckeyes, and helped the team to three consecutive NCAA national championship titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015.[4] She currently rows for the Leander Club.[5]


  1. ^ "2015 World Rowing Championships results". World Rowing.
  2. ^ "World Championships: Holly Nixon and Paul O'Donovan secure gold medals". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Holly Norton". World Rowing. 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  4. ^ "2015 Ohio State Rowing Media Information" (PDF). OhioStateBuckeyes.com. 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Holly Norton". British Rowing. 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.