Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016
At the 2015 GB Rowing Team Senior and U23 Trials, George and Will Satch finished third in the men's pair. George raced in the men's eight throughout the 2015 season, winning a silver medal at the European Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland, and gold at the second and third World Cup events. After a closely fought final at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, the eight emerged victorious – two tenths of a second clear of Germany who took silver.
At the start of the 2014 racing season, George, together with Andrew Triggs Hodge, Moe Sbihi and Alex Gregory, formed a 'new look' men's four. The crew won gold at the 2014 European Championships in Belgrade, the Rowing World Cup in Aiguebelette and the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne. They arrived at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam unbeaten, having dominated their event all season. During the Championships they were never really challenged and with power and technical superiority they took the lead in their Final from the start and moved out to clear water in the third quarter with devastating pace to win gold and reclaim the title won by GB at London 2012.
George raced in the men's eight at the third World Cup of the 2013 season in Lucerne which finished 4th. At the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, George won an historic gold medal in the men's eight.
London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012
At the 2012 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials, held at Eton/Dorney, George and Constantine Louloudis came third in the men's pair. During the 2012 World Cup series, George raced in the newly formed men's pair with Will Satch. The duo won a silver medal in Belgrade and finished 5th in Lucerne. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, George and Will Satch won an outstanding bronze medal, finishing over 4 seconds ahead of Italy, in the men’s pair.
At the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials, held at Eton/Dorney, George was placed 4th in the men's pair with Constantine Louloudis. Also with Constantine Louloudis, at the 2011 Lucerne World Cup, George narrowly missed out on a place in the A final of men's pairs, and then won the B final ahead of Germany to achieve a world ranking of 7th.
George raced in the men's four at the 2010 World Rowing U23 Championships in Brest, Belarus where he won a silver medal. He then moved to the men's eight for the FISU World University Championships in Hungary, this time winning gold in a boat that took the lead from the start and continued to extend that lead, finishing a length ahead of Estonia, with Ireland in third place.
He represented GB at the Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney in January 2009, winning gold in the pair, four and eight, and was then selected to race in the coxed four at the World U23 Championships in Racice, finishing 9th.
Beijing 2008 Olympiad: 2005 – 2008
He became a Junior World Champion in 2007 in the four having made his junior debut the previous year at the 2006 World Rowing Junior Championship where he finished 4th in the eight.
George learnt to row at school at the age of 13. Whilst studying at Cambridge University he won his Blue in 2010.
Beyond the Boat
George is following in the footsteps of his aunt who represented GB in rowing in the 1970s. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf.
Goerge is Lottery funded through UK Sport.