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Hunter calls time on his rowing career

Mark Hunter has called time on his highly successful competitive rowing career – admitting the decision has been a long time coming but that his...

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Hunter could row on to Rio

Mark Hunter's emotions, still raw following the silver medal in rowing he won with Zac Purchase on Saturday, are telling him to seek redemption ...

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Double gold and silver for GB rowers

Great Britain celebrated two more Olympic gold medals and a silver at Eton Dorney on an historic - and dramatic - Super Saturday for British row...

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British rowers reach 13 finals

Great Britain completed a clean sweep of Olympic rowing finalists, with all 13 boats they entered into the regatta qualifying for medal races.

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Rowers back on gold trail

Great Britain will chase more gold-medal glory on the rowing lake at Eton Dorney on Thursday as three crews head into finals.

The British...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Beijing 2008
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Athens 2004
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

www.markhuntergb.com

Mark Hunter, MBE, made British Olympic history at Beijing 2008, partnering Zac Purchase to Team GB’s firstever rowing lightweight gold medal.

He took a break from competition after the Games, moving to California to work as a rowing coach at UCLA.

Hunter returned in 2010 to win the first of two consecutive world titles, again with Purchase.

Nicknamed ‘Pretty Boy’, he is a licensed Waterman and Lighterman on the River Thames and is now a Freeman of the Thames.

He describes himself as an eternal fan of Take That, American Football team the San Francisco 49ers, chocolate and cheese.

Hunter was named the British Olympic Association’s Rowing Athlete of the Year in 2011.

At the 2012 Olymics in London Hunter won silver in men's Lightweight Double Sculls with partner Zac Purchase.