Tom Ford

Rower // Men's Squad
Club: Leander Club
Height: 190cm
Hometown: Holmes Chapel

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Tom is from a close and competitive rowing family

His two older brothers rowed and his sister Emily is part of the GB women’s squad.

His Olympic dream began when, as a child, Olympic champion Matt Langridge came to his school to talk about his own Olympic experiences. This inspired Tom, as did seeing Matt’s full set of gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals.

After graduating from Newcastle University in 2015, he joined Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames to train full time, making his GB rowing team debut in 2017. Tom made his Olympic debut at the delayed Tokyo Olympic 2020 games, winning a bronze medal. Since then he has stroked the men’s eight to back to back World Championship titles.

Tom and Emily were one of a number of siblings to represent Team GB at the Tokyo Games, but the only brother and sister combination to take to the field of play. Going through the process of training, competing and selection with his sister is very important to Tom and it will be rather unique to be a brother and sister representing Team GB at two consecutive games. He is excited about the prospect of making the Paris team alongside Emily and having his family there to see them compete live.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

Year Event Position Boat
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
M8+
2023 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
M8+
2023 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
M8+
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
M8+
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
M8+
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
M8+
2022 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
M8+
2022 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
M8+
2020 Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
M8+
2021 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
M8+
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
M8+
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
M8+
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
M8+
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
M8+
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
M8+
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 Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
4 M2+
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
2 (FB Final) M2-
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
M8+
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
5 M8+
2017 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
M8+
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
6 BM8+
2013 Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
5 BM8+
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2020
Event:
Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2021
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
5
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
4
Boat:
M2+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
2 (FB Final)
Boat:
M2-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
5
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
Position:
6
Boat:
BM8+
Year:
2013
Event:
Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
5
Boat:
BM8+