Jo Cook

 Jo Cook

For the first World Cup of the 2012 season in Belgrade, Jo won a bronze medal in the women's eight with Vicki Meyer-Laker, Olivia Whitlam, Emily Taylor, Jessica Eddie, Lindsey Maguire, Katie Greves, Olivia Carnegie-Brown and (cox) Caroline O'Connor.

For the second World Cup in Lucerne, Jo raced with Olivia Carnegie-Brown in the second women's pair, finishing 9th overall.

At the 2012 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 10/11 March at Eton/Dorney, Jo came 4th in the women's pair with crewmate Polly Swann.

At the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia, Jo raced in the Women's Eight with crew mates Alison Knowles, Jessica Eddie, Louisa Reeve, Natasha Page, Lindsey Maguire, Katie Greves, Victoria Thornley and (cox) Caroline O'Connor. The crew won a Bronze medal, just 2 seconds behind Canada.

During the 2011 World Cup Series Jo raced in the women's eight, taking a silver medal in Munich and 4th place in Lucerne.

At the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 16-17 April at Eton/Dorney, Jo and crewmate Alison Knowles were third in the women's pair.

At the 2010 World Rowing Championships on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro, Jo raced in the women's eight,  finishing 4th.

For the 2010 World Cup Series, Jo raced in the eight, winning gold in Bled, silver in Munich and bronze in Lucerne.  This was a promising season for the women's eight who had shown consistency throughout the World Cup series.

Jo has represented GB at World Junior, U23 and senior level.  At the Junior World Championships in 2000 she rowed with her identical twin sister.  She competed at the European Rowing Championships in 2007 and 2008 in the women's eight, winning bronze and silver medals respectively.  She has won the Remenham Cup at Henley Royal 3 times and Women's Henley 7 times.

Jo came 5th in the women's eight at the 2009 World Championships in Poznan, following her gold medal at the 2009 Banyoles World Cup and 5th place in Munich. 

She is a London girl at heart and loves experiencing everything the city has to offer.

Jo is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.

Place of Birth: Hammersmith
Current Address: Lower Sunbury
Home Town: Sunbury-on-Thames
Region(s): Middlesex
Personal information
Date of Birth: 22nd March 1984
Height: 175cm
Education: The Lady Eleanor Holles School, University of Nottingham
Rowing information
Club: Leander Club
Role: Rower

Nick Strange

Learnt to Row: Lady Eleanor Holles Boat Club
Original Club(s): Lady Eleanor Holles Boat Club, Notts County Boat Club
Original Coach(es):

Dom Honey, Ade Roberts

GB Competitive Record
World Rowing Championships
2011 Bronze W8+
2010 4th W8+
2009 5th  W8+ 
World Rowing U23 Championships
2005  5th W4-
2004  Bronze    W2-
World Junior Championships
2002  8th W4x
2001  6th W4-
2000  6th W8+
European Rowing Championships
2008  Silver W8+
2007  Bronze W8+
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2012 4th W2-
2011 3rd W2-