Jamie Copus. Credit Nick Middleton

Jamie Copus

Rower - Lightweight Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 30th Jan 1993 (27 years old)
Club: Oxford Brookes University BC
Height: 181.00
Hometown: Oxford

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Intro

Jamie Copus is looking to firmly establish in the GB Rowing Team lightweight men’s squad during the Tokyo 2020 Olympiad after racing at three successive World Championships.

Copus has represented his country at every age level, winning medals at both the World Junior and U23 Championships.

In 2017, Copus competed in two World Cup regattas in the quadruple scull and lightweight double scull, as well as in the lightweight double at the World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, where he and Sam Mottram finished 10th.

On The Water

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

The 2016 season saw Jamie named alongside Charles Waite-Roberts, Jamie Kirkwood and Zak Lee-Green in the lightweight men’s quadruple scull for the World Championships in Rotterdam. Against a high-quality field, the GB quartet produced a fine performance to progress through a hard-fought repechage before finishing sixth overall.

Jamie had received his first selection for the senior GB Rowing Team when he was named in the lightweight men’s quadruple scull for the 2015 World Championships in Aiguebelette, finishing fourth alongside Lee-Green, Steven Parsonage and Sam Mottram.

That call-up came on the back of winning silver medals in different boat classes at successive World U23 Championships. First of all, he teamed up with Iain Mandale, Tim Richards and Joel Cassells to finish runners-up to Spain in the lightweight men’s four at the 2014 Championships in Varese.

Jamie and Joel were then joined by Steven and Sam in the lightweight men’s quad for the 2015 Championships in Plovdiv and took silver behind France.

Jamie had first competed at the World U23 Championships in Linz, Austria in 2013 where he was tenth in the lightweight men’s double scull with Stuart Sykes.

He also represented Britain in three events at the 2013 Australia Youth Olympics Festival, winning a medal of each colour – gold in the lightweight men’s double, silver in the men’s quad and bronze in the men’s eight.

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

Jamie’s GB Rowing Team debut came in the 2010 Coupe de la Jeunesse at Hazewinkel, Belgium where he was part of the men’s four which won two gold medals.

He then competed in the 2011 World Junior Championships at Eton Dorney, a test event for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and was part of the men’s eight that won a silver medal. He had a similar result with the eight at the Munich Junior Regatta that year.

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
6 (FC Final) LM2x
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
4 (FB Final) LM2x
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
4 (FB Final) LM2x
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
5 LM1x
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
3 (FB Final) LM2x
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
2 (FB Final) LM2x
2018 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
4 (FB Final) LM2x
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 (FB Final) LM2x
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
5 (FB Final) LM1x
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
4 (FB Final) LM2x
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
1 (FB Final) LM2x
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
2 (FB Final) M4x
2016 World Rowing Championships
Rotterdam, NED
6 LM4x
2015 World Rowing Championships
Aiguebelette, FRA
4 LM4x
2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Silver BLM4x
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
Silver BLM4-
2013 Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 (FB Final) BLM2x
2011 World Rowing Junior Championships
Eton, GBR
Silver JM8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
6 (FC Final)
Boat:
LM2x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
4 (FB Final)
Boat:
LM2x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
4 (FB Final)
Boat:
LM2x
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsLucerne, SUI
Position:
5
Boat:
LM1x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
3 (FB Final)
Boat:
LM2x
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsGlasgow, GBR
Position:
2 (FB Final)
Boat:
LM2x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
4 (FB Final)
Boat:
LM2x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4 (FB Final)
Boat:
LM2x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
5 (FB Final)
Boat:
LM1x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
4 (FB Final)
Boat:
LM2x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
LM2x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
2 (FB Final)
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsRotterdam, NED
Position:
6
Boat:
LM4x
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsAiguebelette, FRA
Position:
4
Boat:
LM4x
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
BLM4x
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 ChampionshipsVarese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
BLM4-
Year:
2013
Event:
Under 23 World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4 (FB Final)
Boat:
BLM2x
Year:
2011
Event:
World Rowing Junior ChampionshipsEton, GBR
Position:
Boat:
JM8+
More Info

Club: Oxford Brookes University BC
Boat: Lightweight Men’s Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches: Hamish Burrell, Henry Bailhache-Webb
Learnt to Row: Marlow RC, Abingdon School
Original Club(s): Marlow RC, Henley RC, Abingdon School BC
Original Coach(es): Athol Hundermark, Peter Haining

Beyond The Boat

Jamie is studying Environmental Science at Oxford Brookes University. He enjoys all sports – he is a Wycombe Wanderers supporter – as well as electronic music and coffee.

Jamie is Lottery funded through UK Sport.