Peter Lambert

Rower // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 3rd Dec 1986 (29 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 190.00

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Peter Lambert is among the GB Rowing Team men’s scullers looking to make history at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

He moved to Britain from South Africa in 2012 and quickly established himself in the GB squad, stroking the men’s quadruple scull to first-ever medals at the World Championships.

Now Peter is aiming to be part of the first-ever GB men’s quad to stand on an Olympic podium after being selected for Rio 2016.

 

 

Peter Lambert is among the GB Rowing Team men’s scullers looking to make history at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

On The Water

2015

European Bronze Medallist Men's Quadruple Scull

2014

World and European Silver Medallist Men's Quadruple Scull

2013

World Bronze Medallist Men's Quadruple Scull

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

Peter was once again selected in the men’s quadruple scull for the 2016 season alongside Angus Groom, Sam Townsend and Graeme Thomas. They finished fifth at the European Championships in Brandenburg and then qualified for the final at the Lucerne World Cup. Peter had to withdraw through illness on the morning of the race but, with Jack Beaumont subbing in, the quad still won a superb silver medal. Peter returned for the Poznan World Cup where the quad again had to settle for fifth place.

Peter helped to qualify the men’s quad for Rio 2016 with a fourth-placed finish at the 2015 World Championships in Aiguebelette.

That was a good result following a season where injury and illness led to a number of changes to a boat that had been settled for the previous two years. Charles Cousins was injured just before the European Championships in Poznan but Jack Beaumont stepped in to help Peter, Graeme Thomas and Sam Townsend win a fine bronze medal and set a new championship record along the way.

Angus Groom replaced Jack in the quad that won an impressive gold at the World Cup in Varese but illness meant the crew did not race in Lucerne. Charles returned for the World Championships and helped the quad produce a storming second half to their final but they couldn’t quite catch the leading trio.

Peter successfully trialled for the GB Rowing Team in 2013 and made his debut in the men’s double scull with John Collins, finishing fourth at the Sydney World Cup. The now familiar line-up of Graeme, Sam, Charles and Peter then raced together for the first time at Eton Dorney, finishing fifth, and, with Jonny Walton subbing for the injured Graeme in Lucerne, they improved to fourth before winning bronze at the 2013 World Championships in Chungju – the first-ever World medal for a GB men’s quad.

The crew continued to make great strides during 2014, winning silver at the European Championships in Belgrade before adding World Cup gold in both Aiguebelette and Lucerne. Mature and confident performances saw them win their heat and semi-final at the World Championships in Amsterdam to set up a showdown with Ukraine, who had beaten GB to the European title. The final was close-fought but Ukraine were just able to hold off a dramatic late surge from the Brits, who missed out on gold by just nine-hundredths of a second.

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

After winning the 2012 Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta, beating future quad team-mate Graeme Thomas in the final, Peter took the opportunity to use his British passport to live in Great Britain and try to make the GB Rowing Team’s sculling squad.

Peter had learnt to row at his High School, Jeppe Boys in Johannesburg, and represented South Africa at junior, U23 and senior level. Upon moving to Britain, he joined Leander Club and raced for them at the Diamond Jubilee Rowing Championships, winning the open double and quad, as well as the Fullers Fours Head, winning elite quads.

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2015 4th M4x
2014 M4x
2013 M4x
World Rowing Championships:
2015
4th
M4x
World Rowing Championships:
2014
M4x
World Rowing Championships:
2013
M4x
European Rowing Championships
2016 5th M4x
2015 M4x
2014 M4x
European Rowing Championships:
2016
5th
M4x
European Rowing Championships:
2015
M4x
European Rowing Championships:
2014
M4x
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2016 Poznan 5th M4x
2015 Varese M4x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Poznan
5th
M4x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Varese
M4x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2016 7th M1x
2015 3rd M1x
2014 3rd M1x
2013 3rd M1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2016
7th
M1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2015
3rd
M1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2014
3rd
M1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2013
3rd
M1x

More info...

Club: Leander Club
Boat: Men’s Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches: Paul Stannard
Learnt to Row: Jeppe High School for Boys
Original Club(s): Old Edwardians Boat Club
Original Coach(es): Dustyn Butler

Beyond the Boat

During his rowing career to date, Peter says he has rowed alongside dolphins, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, snakes, antelope and even a dead body.

His perfect travel destination is an African safari – “I find the wildlife extremely relaxing yet exciting and I like learning new and interesting facts about each animal.”

Nelson Mandela would be Peter’s ultimate dinner guest, along with his grandfather who fought in WW2 and survival expert Bear Grylls, so he could find out how much of his show is actually real.

Having studied Marketing Communications, Peter’s career ambitions lie in advertising although he is also currently studying website design.  He relaxes by working on things around the house, cooking – his pet hate is poor hygiene around kitchens – and watching Friends or ‘alpha’ films like Warrior, Gladiator and Fearless.

Peter is Lottery funded through UK Sport.

Personal information

Place of Birth Current Address
Johannesburg Maidenhead
Place of Birth:
Johannesburg
Current Address:
Maidenhead
Date of Birth Height
3rd December 1986 190cm
Date of Birth:
3rd December 1986
Height:
190cm
Education
Jeppe High School for Boys
Education:
Jeppe High School for Boys