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Double Olympic champion James announces retirement

Double Olympic rowing champion Tom James has announced his retirement.

Welsh-born James was part of the winning British four at the Beiji...

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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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Rowing blazed a trail for Great Britain team

After Britain won their only gold medal of the 1996 Olympics in rowing, chief coach Jurgen Grobler, Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave were call...

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Golden hour puts GB rowers on top

Great Britain made history on Super Saturday at Eton Dorney with two more gold medals and a silver on the final day of competition to confirm th...

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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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Medal Record

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

Biography

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Tom James MBE took a year out from rowing after winning men’s four gold at Beijing 2008, undertaking a variety of charity and coaching activities and running the London Marathon.

He returned to the squad in 2010 but sustained an injury which sidelined him until last year, where he was part of the World Championship winning men’s four in Bled.

He raced four times in the University Boat Race – in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 but it wasn’t until his final year, when he was president of the Cambridge University crew, that he tasted victory.

He is a patron of two charities – WVP Kenya, which brings education and support to children, and the Movement Centre, which helps disabled children with movement difficulties. He shares the same birthday as men’s four teammate Alex Gregory and made his Olympic debut at Athens 2004.

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