Andrew T Hodge MBE

Rower // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 3rd Mar 1979 (36 years old)
Club: Molesey Boat Club
Height: 192.00
Hometown: Hebden

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As a double Olympic Champion and quadruple World Champion, Andrew T Hodge is one of the most decorated members of the GB Rowing Team and was awarded an MBE in the 2009 New Year's Honours list.

The former Oxford Blue is the longest-serving rower in the men’s heavyweight squad, having made his senior international debut back in 2002.

He missed the 2015 season through illness but is back in training as he looks to compete in a fourth successive Olympic Games in Rio.

When Andrew retained his Olympic title with the men’s four at London 2012, it continued a rowing career laden with medals.

On The Water

Olympic Games

London 2012 - Olympic Champion Men's Four

Beijing 2008 - Olympic Champion Men's Four

World Rowing Championships

2014 - World Champion Men's Four

2013 - World Champion Men's Eight

2009-2011 - World Silver Medallist Men's Pair

2005 - 2006 - World Champion Men's Four

2003 - World Bronze Medallists Men's Eight

European Rowing Championships

2014 - European Champion Men's Four

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 - 2016

Andrew started the Rio Olympiad with back-to-back World Championship gold medals in different boats.

Along with Pete Reed and Alex Gregory, he was switched from the men’s four in the wake of their London 2012 Olympic success to the men’s eight for 2013.

And it proved to be a successful change as Andrew helped secure a historic first-ever World Championship gold for a British eight.

He was back in the four the following year, joining Alex, Moe Sbihi and George Nash in a crew that remained unbeaten throughout 2014. After securing a first European Championships title of his career, Andrew also won gold at the World Cups in Aiguebelette and Lucerne before producing an outstanding clear-water victory at the World Championships in Amsterdam.

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

When Andrew retained his Olympic title with the men’s four at London 2012, it continued a rowing career laden with medals.

The first three seasons of the London Olympiad saw Andrew and Pete Reed contest the men’s pair, winning a host of World Cup medals but having to settle for silver at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 World Championships.

Both returned to the men’s four for the 2012 season, joining Tom James and Alex Gregory, and won back-to-back World Cup golds in Belgrade and Lucerne before narrowly losing to Australia in Munich.

However, they avenged that defeat in style at London 2012 – leading from start to finish to win one of six Team GB gold medals on Super Saturday.

GB Competitive Record

Olympic Games
London 2012 M4-
Beijing 2008 M4-
Athens 2004 9th M8+
Olympic Games:
London 2012
M4-
Olympic Games:
Beijing 2008
M4-
Olympic Games:
Athens 2004
9th
M8+

World Rowing Championships
2014 M4-
2013 M8+
2011 M2-
2010 M2-
2009 M2-
2007 4th M4-
2006 M4-
2005 M4-
2003 M8+
2002 6th M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2014
M4-
World Rowing Championships:
2013
M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2011
M2-
World Rowing Championships:
2010
M2-
World Rowing Championships:
2009
M2-
World Rowing Championships:
2007
4th
M4-
World Rowing Championships:
2006
M4-
World Rowing Championships:
2005
M4-
World Rowing Championships:
2003
M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2002
6th
M8+

European Rowing Championships
2014 M4-
European Rowing Championships:
2014
M4-

World Rowing U23 Championships
2001 6th M4+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2001
6th
M4+

GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2014 2nd M2-
2010-2013 1st M2-
2004-2008 1st M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2014
2nd
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2010-2013
1st
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2004-2008
1st
M2-

More info...

It was while studying Environmental Science at the Stoke campus of Staffordshire University that he first took up rowing, saying he wanted to participate in an athletic sport that was “more serious than rugby”.

He joined Molesey Boat Club after graduating in 2000 and was selected to represent GB at the World U23 Championships the following year, finishing sixth in the coxed four.

Andrew progressed to the senior men’s eight and won a bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships in Milan. However, illness affected the crew during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and they had to settle for ninth place overall.

The following year saw Andrew switch to the men’s four and he stroked the boat throughout the Beijing Olympiad.

A phenomenally successful 2005 saw the crew of Andrew, Pete Reed Alex Partridge and Steve Williams win the World Championships and three World Cup golds.

The four repeated that achievement in 2006 and were unbeaten for 27 races in total before finishing runners-up at the World Cup in Lucerne in 2007.

Fourth place at that year’s World Championships and a difficult start to the 2008 season followed but, by the time of the Beijing Olympics, the GB four had re-established themselves as serious contenders.  In a dramatic final, Andrew, Pete, Tom James and Steve Williams made a late push to overhaul Australia and win a memorable gold.  Andrew was awarded an MBE in the 2009 New Year's Honours list.

 

Club: Molesey Boat Club
Boat: Men's Squad
Coach(es): Jürgen Grobler
Learnt to Row: Staffordshire University
Original Club(s): Molesey Boat Club
Original Coach(es): Peter Sheppard

Beyond the Boat

Andrew studied a Masters in Water Science, Policy & Management at Oxford University and stroked the Dark Blues to victory in the Boat Race in 2005. Among his crew-mates was future fellow double Olympic Champion Pete Reed.

During his time at Oxford, Andrew developed an association with Thames Water that has grown into an ambassadorial role supporting the company to make the tideway a better place to row.

He is passionate about anti-doping and the pursuit of clean sport and, in September 2013, was appointed to the UK Anti-Doping Athlete Committee.

In 2013 he was awarded Olympic Athlete of the Year for the sport of Rowing and led the World Rowing Top 10 list for male rowers.

Andrew is also a keen supporter of the World Wildlife Fund and is one of the charity’s UK bloggers.

Andrew is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.

Personal Information

Place of Birth Current Address Home Town Region
Aylesbury Oxford Hebden North Yorkshire
Place of Birth:
Aylesbury
Current Address:
Oxford
Home Town:
Hebden
Region:
North Yorkshire

Date of Birth Weight Height
3 March 1979 97kg 192cm
Date of Birth:
3 March 1979
Weight:
97kg
Height:
192cm

Education
Staffordshire University, Oxford University
Education:
Staffordshire University, Oxford University