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At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Chris raced in the lightweight men's four with crewmates Peter Chambers, Rob Williams and Richard Chambers. In an extremely close final, the British crew took silver, less than a second behind the winners.
During the 2012 World Cup season, Chris raced in the lightweight men's four. Following an exciting final in Belgrade, the crew won a silver medal with Denmark taking the gold and China the bronze. Lucerne once again provided close racing for this event where the crew won a bronze medal. At the final world cup of the 2012 season, in Munich, the crew won a fine gold medal, over 2 seconds ahead of the silver medallists from Australia.
At the 2012 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 10/11 March at Eton/Dorney, Chris was 8th in the lightweight men's single scull.
For the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia, Chris raced in the lightweight men's four with crewmates Richard Chambers, Paul Mattick and Rob Williams. The crew came through from 6th for an extremely close finish to eventually take a bronze medal, just being pipped by Italy.
At the first World Cup of 2011 in Munich Chris won a bronze medal in the lightweight men's four. Because of injury, Chris was unable to race at the Lucerne World Cup.
At the 2010 World Rowing Championships on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro, in an incredibly tight final, Chris - along with crewmates Richard Chambers, Paul Mattick and Rob Williams in the lightweight men's four - took gold by seven hundredths of a second, with Australia in second themselves just a hundredth of a second ahead of China in bronze. A fabulous performance to cap a great season for the British crew.
For the 2010 World Cup Series, Chris raced in the lightweight men's four winning gold in Munich and Lucerne and silver in Bled. This was an exceptional World Cup season for the four in a very competitive field.
Chris started rowing at King's School, Chester, aged 14 and rowed for Great Britain in the Coupe de la Jeunesse as a junior. He continued rowing at the University of Nottingham where he completed a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Biological Photography, graduating in 2006. He then moved to Reading to train with the senior lightweight squad at Caversham.
In 2005, his first season of U23 trialing, he stroked the lightweight men's quad to a silver medal in Amsterdam. He was the World U23 Champion in the lightweight men's pair in 2006 with Richard Chambers, and in the same year went on to race in the senior lightweight pair at the World Rowing Championships finishing 6th. In 2007 he won a bronze medal at the World Championships in the lightweight quadruple scull.
In 2008 Chris raced in the World Cup series in the LM2- taking 4th place in both Lucerne and Poznan, before finishing 12th at the non-Olympic World Championships in Linz-Ottensheim.
Chris raced in the lightweight men's four at the 2009 World Championships in Poznan, winning the C-Final, after having competed in the four for the 2009 World Cup series where the crew made the A-Final in all three regattas. Earlier that year he raced in a lightweight pair with Bob Hewitt at the 2009 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials, competing in the open-weight division, and finishing a creditable 5th in the A Final.
When not rowing Chris coaches the senior girls' rowing squad at Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Marlow and works freelance as a photographer. He enjoys music and photography. Chris's parents support his rowing fully and come to watch him whenever they can.
Chris is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.