Ric Egington

 Ric Egington

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Ric won a bronze medal in the men's eight.

During the 2012 World Cup Series, Ric raced in the men's eight. In Belgrade, the crew won a silver medal finishing 3 seconds behind the German eight. The crew won silver once again in Lucerne but closed the gap to just over 1 second. The crew won a bronze medal in Munich.

At the 2012 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 10/11 March at Eton/Dorney, Ric and crew mate Tom James came fourth in the men's pair.

At the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia, Ric raced in the men's four with crewmates Matt Langridge, Tom James and Alex Gregory winning a fine gold medal ahead of Greece in 2nd and Australia in third.

During the 2011 World Cup Series, the same line-up won gold in the men's four in both Munich and Lucerne

In challenging conditions on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro, Ric raced in the men's four at the 2010 World Rowing Championships and came a disappointing and unexpected 4th.  He and his crewmates Alex Partridge, Alex Gregory and Matt Langridge, got out to a long lead in the first half of the final but then did not cope well with the rough water and blustery wind and were unable to make any headway or find any rhythm.   France, in an inside lane, won the gold medal, with Greece in second place and New Zealand taking bronze.

Ric raced in the men's four for the 2010 World Cup Series, taking gold in Bled, bronze in Munich and an exceptional gold medal in Lucerne.

Ric learnt to row at Warrington and is a product of Leander Club's development scheme.  He is proud to have been appointed Leander Club captain from 1 January 2010.

Ric made his international debut in 2003 when he raced in the coxed four at the World Championships in Milan winning a creditable silver.  In 2004 he endured a frustrating time with illness and injury but returned to fitness in 2005 going on to represent GB in the men's eight at the World Championships for the next 3 years finishing 4th in 2005 in Japan, 5th at Eton in 2006 and winning bronze in Munich in 2007.

He raced in the men's eight at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.  The eight won their heat with an exceptional performance and qualified directly for the final where they won a silver medal in a thrilling race with Canada and the USA.

Ric established his place in the new GB four during the 2009 World Cup Series, winning two golds and a bronze to take the overall 2009 title.  At the 2009 World Rowing Championships the four's main rivals were the Australian silver medal four from Beijing who had stayed together to avenge the GB victory at the Olympics.  With such a new British crew, many believed that Australia would triumph.  However this was not to be.  GB proved themselves technically superior and rowed away with a great rhythm, breaking contact soon after 1000m, and were worthy winners of the gold medal, almost 2 seconds ahead of Australia with Slovenia in third.

Ric is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.

Place of Birth: Warrington
Current Address: Henley-on-Thames
Home Town: Knutsford
Region(s): Cheshire
Personal information
Date of Birth: 26th February 1979
Weight: 104kg
Height: 199cm
Education: Warrington School
Rowing information
Club: Leander Club
Role: Rower

John West, Christian Felkel

Learnt to Row: Warrington School
Original Club(s): Leander Club
Original Coach(es):

Richard Sinnot

GB Competitive Record
Olympic Games 
2012 Bronze M8+
2008  Silver  M8+ 
World Rowing Championships
2011 Gold M4-
2010 4th M4-
2009 Gold M4-
2007 Bronze M8-
2006 5th M8-
2005 4th M8-
2003 Silver M4+
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2012 4th M2-
2010 2nd M2-