Tom Ford

Rower // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 3rd Oct 1991 (28 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 190cm
Hometown: Holmes Chapel

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Double world university gold medallist and U23 international Tom Ford has his sights set on a podium spot in Tokyo in 2020.

Newcastle University graduate Ford was first selected for the GB Rowing Team at U23 level in 2013. He raced in the men’s eight at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Linz, finishing fifth; the following year he was part of the GB under-23 men’s eight that placed sixth, and the gold-medal winning FISU men’s eight.

After university, Ford joined Leander Club to train full-time, and won the Ladies’ Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta in 2016.

He was invited to train full time with the GB Rowing Team in 2017, taking a place in the men’s eight at the first World Cup in Belgrade, winning silver. He stayed with the eight until the third World Cup, where he joined up with fellow Newcastle graduate Tim Clarke in the pair, finishing second. The duo competed in the coxed pair at the World Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton with cox Harry Brightmore, where they finished fourth.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

Year Event Position Boat
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:
2019
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsLucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsGlasgow, GBR
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
5
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
4
Boat:
M2+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
2 (FB Final)
Boat:
M2-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsRacice, CZE
Position:
5
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 ChampionshipsVarese, ITA
Position:
6
Boat:
BM8+
Year:
2013
Event:
Under 23 World Rowing ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
5
Boat:
BM8+

Beyond the Boat

In his spare time Tom enjoys socialising with friends, reading, watching TV shows and horticulture. He is an avid player of the board game Settlers of Catan.