Three in a row for Blyth ace Dixon after close finish.
The event, which also doubled up with the UK Indoor Rowing Championship, was held at Nottingham University attracting a host of competitors from all over Europe. Representing Cambois Rowing Club who practise on the River Wansbeck, 13-year-old Dixon, rowing in her age category, started in the front row of a field of 30 thanks to her obtaining one of the top qualifying times for this event.
It wasn't all plain sailing, though, as Dixon was involved in a tight race, but her class eventually shone through at the last to take the gold medal by two metres.
Cambois team-mate Kasey Jobling also took part in her specific age category, but the 15-yearold was cruelly denied a podium finish.
The Wansbeck rower had seemed set for a bronze medal only for the Finnish entrant to surge past in the final few metres to pip her.