Matilda Horn

Cox
Date of Birth: 16th Aug 1992 (25 years old)
Club: University of London Boat Club
Hometown: Windsor

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Lottery Funded - UK Sport

Budding cox and sports enthusiast Matilda Horn stepped up to the GB Rowing Team senior squad at the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympiad.

Matilda Horn started rowing at Eton Excelsior Rowing Club, where her dad still coaches a successful junior programme. During her degree at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, she rowed with the University of London Boat Club and took up coxing following a back injury.

She was assistant coach of the U23 W4- and W8+ at the 2016 World Championships in Rotterdam. In the same season she coxed the GB women’s ‘B’ eight at Henley Women’s Regatta.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2017 5th W8+
World Rowing Championships:
2017
5th
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2017 Lucerne W8+
2017 Poznan W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
W8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Poznan
W8+

 

Beyond the Boat

After training Matilda likes to walk and watch films – Mary Poppins is usually top of the list – or catch up on training. She explains ‘being a cox means you watch lots of exercise and then you feel unfit so you need to find time to do your own!’

She is a trained sports therapist, and when she finishes rowing she would love to work in a rehabilitation unit, or in paediatrics.

If marooned on a desert island, Matilda would hope to be accompanied by a plentiful supply of audiobooks, a guitar and a fishing line. Nachos or spaghetti Bolognese are her ultimate post-competition foods, and her pet hate is traffic.

Matilda is Lottery funded through UK Sport.