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Reed delighted with team effort in Amsterdam

Double Olympic champion Pete Reed admitted it was a team effort that ensured Great Britain ended on a high at the World Rowing Championships in ...

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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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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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Reception honour for rower Reed

Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed will be honoured with a civic reception and open-top bus tour in his home town.

Civic leaders in Nailsw...

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Rower Reed got engaged at Games close

Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed got engaged at the London 2012 closing ceremony.

Reed found his girlfriend Frauke Oltmanns in the crowd...

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Medal Record

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

Biography

Back in the four for 2012, a boat in which he is a two-time world champion, Pete Reed, MBE, is a serving lieutenant in the Royal Navy and is known by his colleagues in the British team as ‘Commander’.

After winning Olympic men’s four gold at Beijing 2008, Reed moved into the pair with Andrew Triggs Hodge winning three consecutive world silvers behind New Zealanders Hamish Bond and Eric Murray.

Reed is an eight-time winner of the GB senior trials and credits coach Jurgen Grobler as the biggest influence on his career.

After impressing at school level in rugby and basketball, he took up American football, playing for the Gloucester Gladiators and Bristol Rams. He was selected for the British Bulldogs side that faced the USA in 1997.

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