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First ever World Championship gold for men's eight

Britain secured a historic World Rowing Championship gold in the men’s eight and performance director Sir David Tanner claims it was the perfect...

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Olympic champions impress at rowing World Cup

Four Olympic champions will lead Great Britain's medal charge at the rowing World Cup in Lucerne.

In total ten British boats will contest...

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Gold-medal winning rowers prepare for Eton Dorney return

Three of Team GB’s London 2012 gold-medal winning rowers will prepare for next month’s World Cup event at Eton Dorney by competing at the 97th I...

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List of Olympians in New Year Honours

Knighthood

Ben Ainslie - sailing

Bradley Wiggins - cycling

CBE

Katherine Grainger - rowing

Jessica Ennis - at...

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Copeland hoping to defend title in Rio

Olympic rowing champion Kat Copeland has put plans to retire on hold and confirmed she intends to defend her title at the Rio Games in 2016.

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Two-time world champion Alex Gregory makes his Olympic debut after narrowly missing out on a place in the men’s quad for Beijing 2008.

He lists talking to animals, wood carving and camping as his hobbies and legendary climber Joe Simpson and late wildlife expert Steve Irwin as his idols. Gregory shares the same birthday as men’s four teammate Tom James.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Gregory won gold in the men's four with partners Pete Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge.