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The GB Rowing Team is the high performance arm of British Rowing. Rowing is the nation’s most continuously successful Olympic sport, having won a gold medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, and has won six Paralympic golds since the sport was introduced to the Paralympic Games programme in 2008.
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Rower // Men's Squad Date of Birth: 3rd Oct 1992 (29 years old)
Club: Leander Club Height: 190cm Hometown: Holmes Chapel
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Tokyo Olympic bronze gold medallist Tom Ford stroked the GB men's eight (M8+) to victory at the 2022 European Rowing Championships.
Newcastle University graduate Ford was first selected for the GB Rowing Team at U23 level in 2013 when he raced in the men’s eight at the World Rowing U23 Championships, finishing fifth. In 2014 he was part of the GB under-23 men’s eight that placed sixth, and the gold-medal winning FISU men’s eight.
After university, he joined Leander Club to train full-time, and won the Ladies’ Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta in 2016.
He was invited to train full time with the GB Rowing Team in 2017 and raced in the coxed pair (M2+) with fellow Newcastle alumnus Tim Clarke at the World Championships and cox Harry Brightmore, where they finished fourth.
In 2018, in the men’s coxless four (M4-), he came second at the European Championships and third at the World Championships, results he repeated in 2019, but this time with in the men’s eight (M8+).
Still in the eight, he won the gold medal at the 2021 and 2022 European Championships, and finished third at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
In his spare time Tom enjoys socialising with friends, reading, watching TV shows and horticulture. He is an avid player of the board game Settlers of Catan.