George Nash

Rower // Men's Four
Date of Birth: 2nd Oct 1989 (26 years old)
Club: Molesey BC
Height: 194.00
Hometown: Guildford

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Lottery Funded - UK Sport

George Nash has been no stranger to success during his relatively short GB Rowing Team senior career, having already won an Olympic medal, three World titles and two European crowns.

The former Cambridge Blue had previously been a World Champion at U23 and Junior level, and also struck gold at the FISU World University Rowing Championships.

George will be looking to continue that successful streak after being selected in the men’s four for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

George remains on course to complete a golden Rio 2016 Olympiad after winning three successive World Championship titles.

On The Water

2016

Olympic Champion - Men's Four

European Champion - Men's Four

2015

World Champion Men's Eight

European Silver Medallist Men's Eight

2014

World & European Champion Men's Four

2013

World Champion Men's Eight

2012

Olympic Bronze Medallist Men's Pair

2011

World U23 Champion Men's Pair

2010

FISU World University Champion Men's Eight

World U23 Silver Medallist Men's Four

2007

World Junior Champion Men's Four

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013-2016

After finishing third in the GB Rowing Team Trials with Will Satch, George was selected in the men’s four for 2016. He won gold at the European Championships in Brandenburg with Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi and Constantine Louloudis but the latter was unable to race at the Lucerne World Cup due to illness. Callum McBrierty took his place in the boat as the four won a dramatic gold, pipping Australia on the line. Louloudis returned for the Poznan World Cup, where GB maintained their unbeaten record for 2016 by finishing a length clear of World Champions Italy.

George remains on course to complete a golden Rio 2016 Olympiad after winning three successive World Championship titles.

The latest came at the end of an enthralling 2015 for George and his crew-mates in the men’s eight. They enjoyed a season-long battle with Germany, who had the upper hand at the European Championships in Poznan, Poland as the GB crew finished runners-up.

The tables were turned at the World Cup in Varese, although only just as GB produced a thrilling late surge to win gold by three-tenths of a second. It was even closer in Lucerne as George and the crew held on the narrowest of victories.

The World Championships promised even more drama and did not disappoint as the rivals went head to head once again. This time the GB eight won by two-tenths of a second to claim gold for a third successive year.

George had also started the Rio Olympiad in the eight, helping to secure a historic first-ever World Championship gold for a British crew in the event.

He was selected for the four the following year, joining Andrew T Hodge, Sbihi and Gregory in a crew that remained unbeaten throughout 2014. After securing a first European Championships title of his career, George also won gold at the World Cups in Aiguebelette and Lucerne before the four produced an outstanding clear-water victory at the World Championships in Amsterdam.

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

When George won bronze in the men’s pair at the London 2012 Olympic Games, it capped an eye-catching rise through the ranks.

He had made his first GB Rowing Team appearance at the 2006 World Junior Championships, finishing fourth in the eight, and returned to win gold with four the following year in Beijing.

George represented GB at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in January 2009, winning gold in the pair, four and eight, and was then selected to race in the coxed four at the World U23 Championships in Racice, finishing ninth.

The 2010 season saw George win a silver medal at the World U23 Championships in Brest in a men’s four also featuring Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell and Constantine Louloudis. He then moved to the men’s eight for the FISU World University Championships in Hungary, this time winning gold in a boat that led throughout.

A senior debut followed in 2011 as George and Constantine, racing in the men’s pair, finished seventh overall at the World Cup in Lucerne. They also contested the World U23 Championships together and dominated throughout, going on to win gold by a five-second margin.

George formed a new-look pair with Will Satch in 2012 and showed promising signs during the World Cup series as they won silver in Belgrade and finished fifth in Lucerne. That promise was underlined at the Olympic Games as the pair won a brilliant and unexpected bronze medal, almost catching France for silver as they were roared on by the home crowd.

GB Competitive Record

Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro 2016 M4-
London 2012 M2-
Olympic Games:
Rio de Janeiro 2016
M4-
Olympic Games:
London 2012
M2-
World Rowing Championships
2015 M8+
2014 M4-
2013 M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2015
M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2014
M4-
World Rowing Championships:
2013
M8+
European Rowing Championships
2016 M4-
2015 M8+
2014 M4-
European Rowing Championships:
2016
M4-
European Rowing Championships:
2015
M8+
European Rowing Championships:
2014
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2016 Poznan M4-
2016 Lucerne M4-
2015 Lucerne M8+
2015 Varese M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Poznan
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Lucerne
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Lucerne
M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Varese
M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships
2011 M2-
2010 M4-
2009 9th M4+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2011
M2-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2010
M4-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2009
9th
M4+
World Rowing Junior Championships
2007 M4-
2006 4th M8+
World Rowing Junior Championships:
2007
M4-
World Rowing Junior Championships:
2006
4th
M8+
FISU World University Rowing Championships
2010 M8+
FISU World University Rowing Championships:
2010
M8+
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2015, 2016 3rd M2-
2014 2nd M2-
2012 3rd M2-
2011 4th M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2015, 2016
3rd
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2014
2nd
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2012
3rd
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2011
4th
M2-

More info...

ClubSquadCoach(es)
Molesey BCMen’s SquadJürgen Grobler
Club:
Molesey BC
Squad:
Men’s Squad
Coach(es):
Jürgen Grobler
Learnt to RowOriginal Club(s)Original Coach(es)
Winchester CollegeWinchester College, Cambridge Univ BCJames Bracey, James Fox, Tom Russell, Steve Trapmore, Paul Stannard
Learnt to Row:
Winchester College
Original Club(s):
Winchester College, Cambridge Univ BC
Original Coach(es):
James Bracey, James Fox, Tom Russell, Steve Trapmore, Paul Stannard

Beyond the Boat

George is following in the footsteps of his aunt, who also represented GB in rowing in the 1970s.  His grandfather was a rugby captain at Cambridge.

He started his rowing career at the age of 13 while at Winchester College and went on to be vice-captain of the boat club.

While studying Engineering at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, George competed in three Boat Races – winning in 2010 but losing in 2011 and 2013.  He was President of Cambridge University Boat Club in the latter year.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf.

George is Lottery funded through UK Sport.

Personal Information

Home Town Region
Guilford Surrey
Home Town:
Guilford
Region:
Surrey
Date of Birth Height Education
2 October 1989 194cm Cambridge University
Date of Birth:
2 October 1989
Height:
194cm
Education:
Cambridge University