Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 - 2016
Zak raced at the second World Cup of the 2014 season in Aiguebelette in the lightweight men's single, his first senior international competition, and came 3rd in the 'B' final. For the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam he was selected as a 'spare' and raced in the lightweighweight men's single. Zak did well to make the World Top 12, finishing 10th overall.
In 2013 he raced at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Linz, Austria, where he made the A Final, finishing 6th in the lightweight men's single scull.
Zak raced in the lightweight men's double scull with Jamie Coombes at the 2012 World Rowing U23 Championships in Trakai, finishing 8th overall. At the 2012 GB Rowing Team Senior & U23 Trials Zak was 7th in the lightweight men's single scull.
London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 - 2012
Zak raced in the lightweight men's quadruple scull at the 2010 World Rowing U23 Championships in Brest, Belarus, where he won a fine bronze medal.
Beyond the Boat
Zak started rowing in year 8 of school at the Llandaff Rowing Club. At the time he was also a keen swimmer but could not commit to both. In September 2007 he committed to rowing and began training in Cardiff Bay with the Welsh Squad. In 2009 he won gold in the junior men's quad at the Home International Regatta.
He is currently studying Dentistry at Manchester University and enjoys the challenge of juggling rowing and academics.
Zak is a member of the GB Rowing Team's Start Programme and is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.