Cameron Nichol

 Cameron Nichol

For the second World Cup of the 2012 Season in Lucerne, Cameron raced with Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell in the second men's pair and won the "B final", finishing 7th overall. In Munich, the same pairing finished 9th.

At the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Cameron and crew mates Alex Partridge, James Foad, Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell, Mohamed Sbihi, Greg Searle, Tom Ransley, Dan Ritchie and (cox) Phelan Hill won a silver medal in the men's eight after rowing through opposition from Canada and Australia. Germany won the gold.

During the 2011 World Cup Series Cameron raced in the men's eight, taking a silver medal behind Germany in Munich and a bronze in Lucerne.

At the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 16-17 April at Eton/Dorney, Cameron took third place in the men's pair with Greg Searle.

At the 2010 World Rowing Championships on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro, Cameron won a fine silver medal in the eight. This was an excellent step on for the crew, who were only six-tenths of a second behind the reigning world champions, Germany, as they crossed the line.  The bronze medal went to Australia.

For the 2010 World Cup Series, Cameron raced in GB's second men's pair with Tom Burton, finishing 8th in Bled, 5th in Munich and 9th in Lucerne.

Originally a schoolboy basketball player at Milfield, Cameron tried rowing when he went to the University of London because he was unable to play basketball at university to a high level and wanted to compete at the Olympics.   He remains a fan of the sport however and supports the LA Lakers.

He won his first GB vest in 2007, winning bronze in the four at the World U23 Championships, less than two years after taking up the sport.  Also that year Cameron won the Prince Albert Challenge Cup, the student coxed fours event, at Henley Royal Regatta, was a BUSA gold medal winner in the Championship pairs event and raced in the eight in the European Championships, finishing 5th. 

Cameron raced in the second men's four at the 2008 World Cup in Lucerne.  He was injured after racing the semi-final in the GB Under 23 Four at the World U23 Championships and was unable to race in the crew in the A Final.  Unfortunately illness kept him out of World's selection for 2009.

While growing up, Cameron lived in various countries around the world, including Singapore, Dubai and Japan and, as a result of his time there, he speaks Japanese.  He is in the final stages of his Medical Degree and will qualify as a doctor straight after the Olympics.  He hopes to pursue a career in surgery. 

Cameron is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.

Place of Birth: Roehampton
Current Address: Acton
Home Town: Glastonbury
Region(s): Somerset
Personal information
Date of Birth: 26th June 1987
Weight: 98kg
Height: 197cm
Education: Milfield School, University of London
Rowing information
Club: Molesey Boat Club
Role: Rower

John West, Christian Felkel

Learnt to Row: University of London Boat Club
Original Club(s): University of London Boat Club, Royal Free and University College Boat Club
Original Coach(es):

Chris O'Hara

GB Competitive Record
World Rowing Championships
2011 Silver M8+
2010 Silver M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships
2008 6th * M4-
2007 Bronze M4-
European Rowing Championships
2007 5th M8+
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2011 3rd M2-