At the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Tom won an historic gold medal in the men's eight.
During the 2013 World Cup Series, Tom raced in the men's eight winning gold at the Sydney and Eton Dorney Regattas and finishing 4th in Lucerne.
At the 2013 GB Rowing Team Senior and U23 Trials held on 20/12 April at Caversham, Tom and Dan Ritchie came 4th in the men's pair.
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Tom won a bronze medal in the men's eight.
During the 2012 World Cup Series, Tom 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 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Tom and crew mates Alex Partridge, James Foad, Cameron Nichol, Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell, Mohamed Sbihi, Greg Searle, Dan Ritchie and (cox) Phelan Hill won a silver medal in the men's eight after rowing through opposition from Canada and Australia. Germany won the gold.
During the 2011 World Cup Series Tom raced in the men's eight, taking a silver medal behind Germany in Munich and a bronze in Lucerne.
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. The bronze medal went to Australia.
Tom raced in the men's eight at the 2009 World Championships in Poznan, finishing 5th, after establishing his place in the boat during the 2009 World Cup series, winning bronze in Banyoles and Munich. Earlier in the year Tom raced for Cambridge in the Boat Race, finishing second!
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.
He studied as an undergraduate at York University and did his post-graduate work at Cambridge.
Tom has also played basketball to County level.
Tom is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.