Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 - 2016
At the 2015 GB Rowing Team Senior and U23 Trials Tom raced in the men's pair with Callum McBriety and finished 9th. Tom was selected to race in the men's four at the 2015 European Rowing Championships and, along with Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell, Alan Sinclair and Scott Durant, helped Britain successfully defend the title by winning gold. The same crew raced again at the second World Cup in Varese, finishing fifth. At the third World Cup event in Lucerne, the four raced well in the B final to finish third, 9th overall. To finish the 2015 season, Tom won a bronze medal in the men’s four at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, accompanied by Stewart Innes, Scott Durant and Alan Sinclair.
Following his recovery from injury, Tom raced in the eight for the final World Cup of the 2014 season in Lucerne where the crew won a bronze medal. Tom was then selected to race in the eight at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. In a thrilling finale to the Championships, Tom and his crew mates took gold, defending the historic title won in 2013. In the final three boats, GB, Germany & Poland were in the race. With great strength GB took it on in the middle 'k' to lead by about half a length, neither Germany nor Poland were able to catch GB who took gold and the World Title convcingly.
At the 2013 GB Rowing Team Senior and U23 Trials Tom and Dan Ritchie came 4th in the men's pair. Throughout the 2013 season Tom raced in the men’s eight winning gold at the Sydney and Eton Dorney World Cup regattas and finishing 4th in Lucerne. Tom became a World Champion in the men’s eight at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju winning an historic gold medal.
London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012
Tom rowed in the men’s eight in each of the four years of the London Olympiad.
During the 2012 World Cup Series the men's eight won silver in Belgrade and Lucerne and bronze in Munich and rounded off the season with an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 Games in London.
During the 2011 World Cup Series the men's eight took a silver medal behind Germany in Munich and a bronze in Lucerne. At the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, they won a silver medal after rowing through opposition from Canada and Australia. Germany won the gold.
At the 2010 World Rowing Championships on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro, Tom 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.
In 2009 Tom established his place in the men’s eight during the World Cup series winning bronze in Banyoles and Munich and finished 5th at the 2009 World Championships in Poznan.
Beijing 2008 Olympiad: 2005 – 2008
In 2008 Tom rowed in the Boat Race and he was one of the four Cambridge University rowers selected to race together as a development men's four at the third World Cup in Poznan. The crew finished 10th overall. Tom and his CUBC crewmate Pete Marsland went on to race in the men's four at the 2008 European Championships, alongside brothers George and Will Laughton, winning the B-Final. He also won the Steward's Challenge Cup at Henley.
In 2007, Tom finished 6th in the men's eight in the World U23 Championships and went on to finish 5th in the men's eight at the European Championships later that summer. In the same year Tom won the Britannia Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.
Beyond the Boat
Tom studied as an undergraduate at York University and did his post-graduate work at Cambridge.
Tom has also played basketball to County level.
He is Lottery funded through UK Sport