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Cox // Men's Squad Date of Birth: 25th Nov 1988 (31 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
Fieldman won two successive World Championship titles in the men’s coxed pair (2015 & 2016) and had the distinction of coxing the only eight to beat Germany during the London Olympiad.
Following the retirement of Olympic gold medal cox Phelan Hill, Fieldman took control of the men’s eight through the 2017 season, culminating in a seventh-place finish at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.
Henry guided the GB men's coxed pair to back-to-back World Championship titles in 2015 and 2016
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World Champion Men's Coxed Pair
World Silver Medallist Men's Coxed Pair
2009 & 2010
World U23 Bronze Medallist Men's Eight
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.
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.
Club: Molesey Boat Club
Boat: Men’s Squad
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
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.
The GB Rowing Team claimed a golden hat-trick on Saturday to finish top of the medal table at the Senior World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The GB Rowing Team's senior squad continued their defence of both the men’s coxed pair and lightweight men’s pair titles by winning their semi-finals in Rotterdam on Thursday afternoon.
Big gusts of wind were unable to prevent GB Rowing Team’s defending champions making smooth progress on Monday afternoon as the Senior World Championships got under way in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
British Rowing has announced two more senior crews for the 2016 World Rowing Championships, completing selection for this month’s regatta in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.