A KING’S School, Chester, student was a medal winner at the Munich International Junior Regatta.
Harry Brightmore, 17, from Littleton, played a key role as the newly assembled Great Britain eight won gold and bronze in Germany.
The two-day event started brilliantly for Brightmore and his crewmates.
They powered back from behind to comfortably beat Spain to win the Saturday race.
The pressure increased considerably on the Sunday as slick, well-organised crews from Germany and the Czech Republic entered the fray.
But Britain, led by cox Brightmore, reached the final and finished third and just two seconds behind the winners.
Brightmore is now hoping to win a place on the GB team that will compete at the World Junior Championship.
Three former King’s School students will be in action at the second World Cup race of the season.
Tom James (men’s four), Chris Bartley (men’s lightweight four) and Olivia Whitlam (women’s eight) have been called up into the Great Britain squad for the Lucerne event, which begins tomorrow.
Former Bishop Heber High School and Abbey Gate College Vicky Thornley (women’s quadruple scull) will also hope to enhance her London 2012 Olympic Games prospects.