Zak Lee-Green

Rower // Lightweight Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 5th Feb 1991 (25 years old)
Club: Agecroft Rowing Club
Height: 184.50
Hometown: Cardiff

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Lottery Funded - UK Sport

Zak Lee-Green is looking to join the ranks of GB Rowing Team Start Programme graduates to represent their country at an Olympic Games.

Having carried the Olympic Torch ahead of London 2012, the qualified dentist – a medallist at World U23 level – has just completed his third season with the senior squad.

Zak is a qualified dentist who carried the Olympic Torch ahead of London 2012

On The Water

2010

World U23 Bronze Medallist Lightweight Men's Quadruple Scull

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

The 2016 season saw Zak named alongside Charles Waite-Roberts, Jamie Copus and Jamie Kirkwood in the lightweight men’s quadruple scull for the World Championships in Rotterdam. Against a high-quality field, the GB quartet produced a fine performance to progress through a hard-fought repechage before finishing sixth overall.

Zak raced in all three lightweight sculling boats during 2015, starting with the single at the European Championships in Poznan where he finished just outside the medals.

He then raced in a second lightweight double with Samuel Mottram at the World Cup in Lucerne, placing 13th, and was fourth at the World Championships in Aiguebelette in the lightweight quad with Samuel, Jamie Copus and Steven Parsonage.

Zak began the Olympiad with a sixth-placed finish in the lightweight single at the 2013 World U23 Championships in Linz.

He made the step up to senior level at the 2014 European Championships in Belgrade, placing ninth in the lightweight single. He was then selected as a spare for the World Championships in Amsterdam but again raced in the single, finishing a fine tenth.

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

After being part of the junior men’s quad that won gold at the 2009 Home International Regatta, Zak made his GB debut at the following year’s World U23 Championships in Brest and won a fine bronze medal in the lightweight quad.

He also raced at the World U23s in 2011 and 2012, finishing seventh in the lightweight quad in Amsterdam and eighth in the lightweight double in Trakai.

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2016 6th LM4x
2015 4th LM4x
2014 10th LM1x
World Rowing Championships:
2016
6th
LM4x
World Rowing Championships:
2015
4th
LM4x
World Rowing Championships:
2014
10th
LM1x
European Championships
2015 4th LM1x
European Championships:
2015
4th
LM1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2016 Varese 8th LM2x
2015 Varese 12th LM2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Varese
8th
LM2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Varese
12th
LM2x
World Rowing U23 Championships
2013 6th LM1x
2012 8th LM2x
2011 7th LM4x
2010 LM4x
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2013
6th
LM1x
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2012
8th
LM2x
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2011
7th
LM4x
World Rowing U23 Championships:
2010
LM4x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2016 5th LM1x
2015 5th LM1x
2012 7th LM1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2016
5th
LM1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2015
5th
LM1x
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2012
7th
LM1x

More info...

Club: Agecroft RC
Boat: Lightweight Men’s Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches: Hamish Burrell
Learnt to Row: Llandaff Rowing Club
Original Club(s): Llandaff Rowing Club
Original Coach(es): Sian Ellin Griffiths, Sarah Thomas, Ian Shore

Beyond the Boat

Zak was a keen swimmer growing up and first tried rowing with Llandaff RC while in Year 8 at school. He committed to the sport in September 2007 and began training in Cardiff Bay with the Welsh squad soon after.

He can speak Welsh and studied Dentistry at Manchester University, graduating in 2014. He was a member of the GB Rowing Team Start Programme’s North-West centre at Agecroft RC during that time.

Zak took part in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, carrying the flame through his hometown of Cardiff.

He is Lottery funded through UK Sport.

Personal information

Place of Birth Current Address Home Town Region
Carmarthen Manchester Cardiff Cardiff
Place of Birth:
Carmarthen
Current Address:
Manchester
Home Town:
Cardiff
Region:
Cardiff
Date of Birth Weight Height
5th February 1991 70kg 184cm
Date of Birth:
5th February 1991
Weight:
70kg
Height:
184cm
Education
Manchester University
Education:
Manchester University