Rob Williams is a three-time World Championship medallist who was born just a few miles from Eton Dorney, venue for the London 2012 Olympic rowing competitions.
He once made the headlines for crashing a rowing boat into, and then being run over by, a passenger ferry on the Thames in London. He is currently studying his PhD in X–ray crystallography.
At the 2012 Olympics in London Williams won silver in the mens lightweight four (LM4-).
Rowing blazed a trail for Great Britain team
Lightweight four take British silver
Rowers back on gold trail