James Johnston

Rower // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 26th Aug 1994 (25 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

Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
3 (FB Final) M4-
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
2 (FC Final) M2-
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
M4-
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
M4-
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 M4-
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
5 M4-
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
4 (FB Final) M4-
2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
BM4-
2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
BM4-
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
6 BM8+
2012 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
3 (FB Final) JM1x
2011 World Rowing Junior Championships
Eton, GBR
1 (FD Final) JM1x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
3 (FB Final)
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
2 (FC Final)
Boat:
M2-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsGlasgow, GBR
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
5
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
4 (FB Final)
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 ChampionshipsRotterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
BM4-
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
BM4-
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 ChampionshipsVarese, ITA
Position:
6
Boat:
BM8+
Year:
2012
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
3 (FB Final)
Boat:
JM1x
Year:
2011
Event:
World Rowing Junior ChampionshipsEton, GBR
Position:
1 (FD Final)
Boat:
JM1x