James Johnston

Rower // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 26th Aug 1994 (23 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 196cm
Hometown: Henley-on-Thames

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James Johnston has made an impressive start to his international career, winning two silver medals from three consecutive World Rowing U23 Championships events

James Johnston began his rowing career as a junior at Bishop’s Rowing Club in Capetown, South Africa. He raced for South Africa at the 2011 and 2012 World Rowing Junior Championships before joining Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames in 2013. Here he won the Prince of Wales Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta and set a new course record.

James was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2014, 2015 and 2016 World Rowing U23 Championships. He won silver in the men’s four in 2015, and silver again in 2016 in the men’s eight. In 2017 he made his senior debut in the second men’s four at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne, finishing 10th

James is a graduate from Harvard University.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Cup Regattas
2018 Belgrade5thW4-
2017 Lucerne10thM4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2018 Belgrade
5th
W4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
10th
M4-
World Rowing U23 Championships
2016M8+
2015M4-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2016
M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2015
M4-