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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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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 1 Bronze

Biography

James Foad was taken to the 1996 Games in Atlanta as a nine-year-old to watch Sir Steve Redgrave win his fourth Olympic gold with Sir Matthew Pinsent.

He has been part of the British eight since 2010 and has won two silver medals at World Championship level.

Foad has one superstition; if he performs well in heats, he will always wear exactly the same kit for the next race.

At the 2012 OIympics in London, Foad won bronze in the men's eight.