Henry Fieldman

Cox // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 25th Nov 1988 (28 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 162.00
Hometown: Barnes

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Henry Fieldman has coxed for the GB Rowing Team at all levels from junior through to the senior ranks

Henry Fieldman has won two successive world championship titles in the men’s coxed pair and had the distinction of coxing the only eight to beat Germany during the London Olympiad.

In the opening World Cup of the 2017 season Fieldman coxed the men’s eight, leading for most of the final only to be narrowly beaten by a Dutch crew in the last 500m.

 

Henry guided the GB men's coxed pair to back-to-back World Championship titles in 2015 and 2016

On The Water

2016

World Champion Men's Coxed Pair

2015

World Champion Men's Coxed Pair

2014

World Silver Medallist Men's Coxed Pair

2009 & 2010

World U23 Bronze Medallist Men's Eight

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

The 2016 season saw Fieldman first team up with Ollie Cook and Callum McBrierty in the men’s coxed pair for World Cup III in Poznan, Poland, where they beat Turkey to gold in a two-boat race. The trio continued their fine form at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam where, after winning their heat and semi-final, they stormed away from the field in the final to take gold by clear water.

His first GB appearance of the 2015 season was a memorable one as he coxed the men’s eight to a thrilling victory over Germany at the World Cup in Varese. The Olympic champions were overhauled in the dying stages as GB won by just two-tenths of a second.

He then coxed Mat Tarrant and Callum McBrierty to a convincing victory in the men’s coxed pair at the World Cup in Lucerne. Fieldman and Tarrant were joined by Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell for the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, winning gold by an impressive six-second margin.

The 2014 season had followed a similar pattern for Fieldman, who coxed the eight to a silver medal at the World Cup in Aiguebelette before switching to the coxed pair. This time he was joined by Alan Sinclair and Scott Durant, winning silver medals at both the Lucerne World Cup and the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

Henry Fieldman

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

Fieldman coxed the men’s eight at the World Rowing U23 Championships from 2008 to 2010, finishing fifth on his first appearance before winning two bronze medals.

He concluded the 2010 season by coxing the GB 2 ‘super eight’ that won the E.ON Hanse Cup in Rendesburg by 18 seconds – the first-ever British winners of the Cup in Germany and the only crew to beat the German eight during the 2012 Olympiad.

Fieldman made the step up to the senior team in 2012 when he coxed the men’s eight to fifth place at the European Championships in Varese, just two seconds behind the winning crew from Poland.

His international debut had come at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2006, where he guided the men’s coxed four to gold.

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2017 7th M8+
2016 M2+
2015 M2+
2014 M2+
World Rowing Championships:
2017
7th
M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2016
M2+
World Rowing Championships:
2015
M2+
World Rowing Championships:
2014
M2+
European Rowing Championships
2017 5th M8+
2012 5th M8+
European Rowing Championships:
2017
5th
M8+
European Rowing Championships:
2012
5th
M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2017 Poznan M8+
2017 Belgrade M8+
2016 Poznan M2+
2015 Lucerne M2+
2015 Varese M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Poznan
M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Belgrade
M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Poznan
M2+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Lucerne
M2+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Varese
M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships
2010 M8+
2009 M8+
2008 5th M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2010
M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2009
M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2008
5th
M8+
Coupe de la Jeunesse
2006 M4+
Coupe de la Jeunesse:
2006
M4+

More info...

Club: Molesey Boat Club
Boat: Men’s Squad
Role: Cox
Coaches: Phil Bourgignon, John West
Learnt to Row: Latymer Upper School BC
Original Club(s): Latymer Upper School BC
Original Coach(es): Bobby Thatcher, Don McLachlan

Beyond the Boat

Fieldman has a MPhil in psychology & education from Cambridge University and, during his studies, he coxed the Light Blues in the 2013 Boat Race. He would want his Cambridge fleece if stranded on a desert island, along with his cat and favourite pair of black jeans.

He has many hobbies, including making films and being a director is one of his two dream non-rowing careers, the other being a F1 racing driver – “probably one of the more ‘level-headed’ ones, perhaps Fernando Alonso or someone like that.”

His idea of a perfect post-competition meal is pasta with pesto and cheese, followed by red velvet cake and his ideal dinner guests would be “my two brothers and whichever parent is least annoyed with me at the time”.

Henry has heterochromia of the eye, meaning one iris is blue and the other is green.

He is Lottery funded through UK Sport.

Personal information

Current Address Home Town Region
Barnes Barnes London/Thames
Current Address:
Barnes
Home Town:
Barnes
Region:
London/Thames
Date of Birth Height
25th November 1988 162cm
Date of Birth:
25th November 1988
Height:
162cm
Education
Westfields Primary School Barnes, Latymer Upper School, Imperial College London, UCL, Cambridge University
Education:
Westfields Primary School Barnes, Latymer Upper School, Imperial College London, UCL, Cambridge University