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Olympic champion Purchase calls time on rowing career

Former Olympic champion Zac Purchase has called time on his rowing career, but insists he is not ruling out any future sporting challenges.

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Purchase eyeing return and gold at Rio

Zac Purchase insists he will only return to the water in order to win gold at Rio 2016 as the rower contemplates a comeback.

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Memory of London 2012 still fresh in Purchase's mind

Rower Zac Purchase insists he is doing his upmost to get over the disappointment of missing out on gold at London 2012.

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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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Medal Record

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

Biography

www.zacpurchase.com

Zac Purchase, MBE, is only 26 but he already has Olympic gold and three world titles on his CV.

His partnership with Mark Hunter in the men’s lightweight double scull has been formidable since they came together five years ago.

In 2008 they went unbeaten, winning gold at the Beijing Olympics, claiming Team GB’s first-ever rowing lightweight gold medal.

He has never failed to medal at a World Championships and on his way to winning global gold in the lightweight single scull in 2006 he set a new world’s best time.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Purchase won silver in the men's Lightweight double scull (LM2x) with partner Mark Hunter.