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Rower // Men's Squad Date of Birth: 3rd Dec 1992 (27 years old)
Club: Leander Club Height: 209cm Hometown: Dunipace
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New to the GB Rowing Team senior squad for the Tokyo Olympiad, Cameron Buchan hopes his years of international racing experience will earn him a spot on the Olympic podium in 2020.
He was selected to represent Great Britain in the men’s eight for the opening World Cup of the 2017 season, winning his first senior silver. He retained his place throughout the season and was selected as a spare to the World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton. In Florida, he raced as an injury substitution in the B final, which GB won to finish seventh overall.
Cameron Buchan was introduced to rowing in 2011 during his first year at Kent School, Connecticut. He played basketball for the GB U20 squad, but decided to swap sports and try his hand at rowing as he thought it would suit his 6’7″ stature.
After receiving a scholarship offer from Northeastern University, Buchan enjoyed a successful couple of years of eights racing at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) – finishing third in 2012 and fourth in 2013.
Selected to represent Great Britain in the under-23 men’s eight in 2014 and 2015, Buchan’s crew finished fifth and sixth respectively. The following year he was part of the Leander Club crew who claimed the Ladies’ Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta.
Away from training, Buchan likes to relax by taking his mind off rowing and learning about photography. He also practises the chanter, which he describes as “prerequisite to the bagpipes”.
He lists Will Ferrell, Muhammad Ali and Barack Obama as his ideal dinner party guests, and his favourite post-competition food as “steak pie from my local butchers”.
A business and finance graduate, Buchan hopes to use his degree to start his own business one day.
He is Lottery funded through UK Sport.
The next generation of GB Rowing Team stars produced some fantastic racing in perfect conditions at the national training centre as a highly-competitive Trials for the World Senior, U23 and Universities Championships concluded on Tuesday.