Scott Durant MBE

Rower // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 12th Feb 1988 (29 years old)
Club: Oxford Brookes University BC
Height: 196.00
Hometown: Lancaster

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Scott Durant enjoyed an Olympic debut to remember at Rio 2016 as he won gold in the men's eight.

Scott Durant was a 2015 European Champion in the four and has also been on the podium at the last two World Championships.

Scott’s gold medal in Rio came six years after he was crowned as World University Champion in the eight.

Scott is reigning Olympic Champion in the men's eight and a former European Champion in the four

On The Water

2016

Olympic Champions Men's Eight

European Bronze Medallist Men's Eight

2015

European Champion Men's Four

World Bronze Medallist Men's Four

2014

World Silver Medallist Men's Coxed Pair

European Bronze Medallist Men's Eight

2010

World U23 Bronze Medallist Men's Eight

World University Champion Men's Eight

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

Scott was selected in the men’s eight for the 2016 season and won a bronze medal at the European Championships in Brandenburg, GB taking third place on the line. Alan Sinclair subbed in for the ill Pete Reed for the Lucerne World Cup, where GB finished fourth. Pete returned for the World Cup in Poznan, where the GB eight enjoyed a good tussle with the Olympic champions from Germany on their way to a silver medal.

The eight saved their best until last. With Scott moved to the bow seat, GB won their Olympic heat in fine fashion before producing a devastating performance in the final, leading from the front to record an emphatic victory and be crowned as Rio 2016 gold-medallists.

Scott spent 2015 in the men’s four and the season began in style as he, Alan Sinclair, Tom Ransley and Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell successfully defended GB’s title at the European Championships in Poznan.

After a fifth-placed finish at the Varese World Cup, the four missed out on the A final in Lucerne but raced well to finish third in the B final and place ninth overall.

Stewart Innes replaced Nathaniel for the World Championships in Aiguebelette, where the four rediscovered some of their early-season form to win a fine bronze medal.

Scott, Nathaniel and Alan were also in the men’s four in 2013, along with Matt Tarrant, and finished fourth at the World Cup in Sydney before winning silver at Eton Dorney. After placing tenth at the Lucerne World Cup, the four finished fifth overall at the World Championships in Chungju.

Scott started 2014 in the eight, winning bronze at the European Championships in Belgrade and silver at the World Cup in Aiguebelette. He and Alan then joined cox Henry Fieldman in the coxed pair, winning silver medals at both the Lucerne World Cup and the World Championships in Amsterdam.

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

Scott made his GB Rowing Team debut at the 2008 World U23 Championships in Brandenburg, finishing fifth with the men’s eight.

He was 11th in the four in Racice the following year before rounding off his U23 career with men’s eight bronze at the 2010 championships in Brest. A month later he became World University Rowing Champion in the same discipline.

Scott’s first senior appearance came at the 2011 European Championships in Plovdiv, where he finished seventh in the men’s four.

He was in the eight for the following year’s European Championships in Varese and, after an extremely close final, finished fifth overall but just two seconds behind gold-medallists Poland.

GB Competitive Record

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro M8+
Olympic Games:
2016 Rio de Janeiro
M8+
World Rowing Championships
2015 M4-
2014 M2+
2013 5th M4-
World Rowing Championships:
2015
M4-
World Rowing Championships:
2014
M2+
World Rowing Championships:
2013
5th
M4-
European Rowing Championships
2016 M8+
2015 M4-
2014 M8+
2012 5th M8+
2011 7th M4-
European Rowing Championships:
2016
M8+
European Rowing Championships:
2015
M4-
European Rowing Championships:
2014
M8+
European Rowing Championships:
2012
5th
M8+
European Rowing Championships:
2011
7th
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2016 Poznan M8+
2016 Lucerne 4th M8+
2015 Lucerne 9th M4-
2015 Varese 5th M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Poznan
M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Lucerne
4th
M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Lucerne
9th
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Varese
5th
M4-
World Rowing U23 Championships
2010 M8+
2009 11th M4-
2008 5th M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2010
M8+
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2009
11th
M4-
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2008
5th
M8+
World University Rowing Championships
2010 M8+
World University Rowing Championships:
2010
M8+
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2016 6th M2-
2015 4th M2-
2013 5th M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2016
6th
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2015
4th
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2013
5th
M2-

More info...

Club: Oxford Brookes University BC
Boat: Men’s Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches: Christian Felkel

Learnt to Row: Lancaster Royal Grammar School
Original Club(s): Lancaster Royal Grammar School / John O’Gaunt Rowing Club
Original Coach(es): Pete Jago, Andy Peach, Henry Bailhache-Webb, Richard Spratley

Beyond the Boat

Scott graduated from Oxford Brookes University with an undergraduate degree in Town Planning and is currently studying for an MSc in Spatial Planning. At some stage he hopes to become a property developer.

Outside of rowing, Scott enjoys cycling, football and sampling a variety of teas.

Scott is Lottery funded through UK Sport.

Personal information

Place of Birth Current Address Home Town Region(s)
Los Angeles Oxford Lancaster Lancashire
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles
Current Address:
Oxford
Home Town:
Lancaster
Region(s):
Lancashire
Date of Birth Weight Height
12th February 1988 94kg 196cm
Date of Birth:
12th February 1988
Weight:
94kg
Height:
196cm
Education
Lancaster Royal Grammar School / Oxford Brookes University
Education:
Lancaster Royal Grammar School / Oxford Brookes University