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Rowing medals joy for Britain

Great Britain celebrated their first gold medal of the Olympic Games after Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stormed to victory in the final of ...

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Bronze for GB's men's eight

Great Britain's rowers claimed the bronze medal in a thrilling men's eight race at Eton Dorney.

World champions Germany took the gold and...

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Second time lucky for GB men's eight

The Great Britain men's eight rowing team qualified for the Olympic final with a victory over Canada and Holland in the repechage.

The ne...

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James on course to defend Olympic crown

Tom James is on course to defend his Olympic title in the men's four after Alex Partridge withdrew from contention and took a place in the men's...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 1 Bronze
Beijing 2008
  • 0 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Alex Partridge was due to make his Olympic debut at Athens 2004 until he had to withdraw due to illness, watching on as a boat with his name on it, the men’s four, powered to gold.

He bounced back with men’s four gold at the 2005, 2006 and 2009 World Championships however, and he was part of the eight that won Olympic silver in Beijing.

In January 2010, Partridge was named as the British Olympic Association’s Rowing Athlete of the Year for his exploits in 2009.

Nicknamed ‘Parters’, he always says the Lord’s Prayer before every race.