Belfast rower Shorten on the crest of a wave

Belfast rower Rebecca Shorten tells BBC Sport NI that competing against the world's best as part of the Great Britain women's eight crew feels "surreal".

Shorten has progressed from working full-time in London just a few months ago to winning medals at the World Cup regattas in Poland and Switzerland.

She is adhering to a rigorous training regime as she prepares for the World Championships in Florida in September.

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