Club: Cambridge University Boat Club
Boat: Men's four
Tom, a former Cambridge Blue, is the reigning Olympic
Champion in the men's four, winning gold in Beijing in a thrilling
race over Australia and France. He was awarded an MBE in the
2009 New Year's Honours list in recognition of his achievement.
During the 2011 World Cup Series, Tom and crewmates Matthew
Langridge, Ric Egington and Alex Gregory won gold in both Munch and
At the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 16-17 April at
Eton/Dorney, Tom took second place in the men's pair with Alex
Gregory after a thrilling race with the successful World silver
medallists. This bodes well for Tom's return to training for
the 2011 season after an injury in 2010 kept him out of competition
for that year.
Tom took up rowing after a knee injury meant he had to give up
running. He won his first GB junior vest in the eight in
Duisburg in 2001, winning a bronze medal. In 2002 he was
selected in the four for the World Rowing Junior Championships,
taking a well-deserved silver medal.
Tom made his GB Senior team debut as a 19 year old in 2003,
winning his place in the men's eight and stroking it to a very
creditable bronze medal at the World Rowing
He has raced four times in the Cambridge Blue Boat in the
University Boat Race - in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007. In his
final year as Cambridge President, Tom finally tasted victory for
the first time.
In 2006 he was selected in the men's pair and took silver at the
Lucerne World Cup. Tom won a bronze medal back in the
eight at the 2007 World Championships in Munich. Then in 2008 he
placed second in the last World Cup of the season in Poznan, before
going on to Beijing for that cherished gold
At London 2012, he became a double Olympic gold medallist
when he - as part of the men's four crew - finished on top of the