London 2012 Olympic Games

The London 2012 Olympic Games were the GB Rowing Team’s most successful, not just of the modern era, but all time.

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The team won a record nine medals after qualifying boats for 13 of the 14 events on home water at the Olympic rowing regatta which was held at Eton Dorney from July 28 to August 4, 2012.

RankCountryMedalsTotalRank by Total
1Union Jack
Great Britain
Four
Two
Three
Nine1
2New Zealand flag
New Zealand
Three
Zero
Two
Five=2
3German flag
Germany
Two
One
Zero
Three=4
4Danish flag
Denmark
One
One
One
Three=4
5Czech Republic flag
Czech Republilc
One
One
Zero
Two=7
Rank:
1
Country:
Union Jack
Great Britain
Medals:
Four
Two
Three
Total:
Nine
Rank by Total:
1
Rank:
2
Country:
New Zealand flag
New Zealand
Medals:
Three
Zero
Two
Total:
Five
Rank by Total:
=2
Rank:
3
Country:
German flag
Germany
Medals:
Two
One
Zero
Total:
Three
Rank by Total:
=4
Rank:
4
Country:
Danish flag
Denmark
Medals:
One
One
One
Total:
Three
Rank by Total:
=4
Rank:
5
Country:
Czech Republic flag
Czech Republilc
Medals:
One
One
Zero
Total:
Two
Rank by Total:
=7

The medal haul included four golds, two silvers and three bronzes with GB finishing as top rowing nation for the second successive Games and surpassing the eight medals won at the 1908 Olympic rowing regatta at Henley-on-Thames.

Golden Moments with Team GB Rowers & Gymnasts on Day 9 of London 2012

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won Team GB’s first gold of London 2012 in the women’s pair followed by the women’s double scull of Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger, the men’s four of Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge and the lightweight women’s double scull of Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking joined them, making it four gold medals for the GB Rowing Team.

The lightweight men’s squad served up two silver medals in the double of Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter and four in the guise of brother Peter and Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Chris Bartley.

And there were three superb bronze medals for the GB men’s eight of Alex Partridge, James Foad, Tom Ransley, Ric Egington, Mohamed Sbihi, Greg Searle, Matt Langridge, Constantine Louloudis and cox Phelan Hill, single sculler Alan Cmpbell and the rookie men’s pair of George Nash and Will Satch.

Relive the excitement!

Gold Medallists Video Footage
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning winning gold at London 2012.Women’s pair
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning
Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger winning gold at London 2012.Women’s double scull
Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins
Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland winning gold at London 2012.Lightweight women’ double scull
Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking
Alex Gregory, Peter Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge winning gold at London 2012.Men’s four
Alex Gregory, Peter Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge
Gold Medallists Video Footage:
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning winning gold at London 2012.
Women’s pair
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning
Gold Medallists Video Footage:
Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger winning gold at London 2012.
Women’s double scull
Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins
Gold Medallists Video Footage:
Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland winning gold at London 2012.
Lightweight women’ double scull
Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking
Gold Medallists Video Footage:
Alex Gregory, Peter Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge winning gold at London 2012.
Men’s four
Alex Gregory, Peter Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge
Silver Medallists Video Footage
Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase winning silver at London 2012.Lightweight men’s double scull
Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase
Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers, Chris Bartley winning silver medal at London 2012Lighweight men’s four
Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley
Silver Medallists Video Footage:
Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase winning silver at London 2012.
Lightweight men’s double scull
Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase
Silver Medallists Video Footage:
Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers, Chris Bartley winning silver medal at London 2012
Lighweight men’s four
Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley
Bronze Medallists Video Footage
Alan Campbell winning bronze at London 2012.Men’s single scull
Alan Campbell
George Nash and Will Satch winning bronze at London 2012.Men’s pair
George Nash and Will Satch
Alex Partridge, James Foad, Tom Ransley, Richard Egington, Mohamed Sbihi, Greg Searle, Matt Langridge, Constantine Louloudis and Phelan Hill (cox) winning bronze at London 2012Men’s eight
Alex Partridge, James Foad, Tom Ransley, Richard Egington, Mohamed Sbihi, Greg Searle, Matt Langridge, Constantine Louloudis and Phelan Hill (cox)
Bronze Medallists Video Footage:
Alan Campbell winning bronze at London 2012.
Men’s single scull
Alan Campbell
Bronze Medallists Video Footage:
George Nash and Will Satch winning bronze at London 2012.
Men’s pair
George Nash and Will Satch
Bronze Medallists Video Footage:
Alex Partridge, James Foad, Tom Ransley, Richard Egington, Mohamed Sbihi, Greg Searle, Matt Langridge, Constantine Louloudis and Phelan Hill (cox) winning bronze at London 2012
Men’s eight
Alex Partridge, James Foad, Tom Ransley, Richard Egington, Mohamed Sbihi, Greg Searle, Matt Langridge, Constantine Louloudis and Phelan Hill (cox)

News Reports from London 2012

London 2012 Olympic preview: Tanner says GB rowers are in great shape

Britain's rowers were out in force training today at the sport's Olympic competition venue at Eton-Dorney - just 48 hours before the first races take place in the 2012 Olympic Regatta.

London 2012 Day 1: Glover and Stanning set Olympic best time at Eton-Dorney

Spectators came in their droves to Eton-Dorney from early today to watch the opening day of the Olympic Rowing Regatta.

London 2012 Day 2: Doubles double up on heats victories

"This is the Olympic Games, it's what every elite athlete trains so hard for and like all elite athletes we hate losing", that's how Mark Hunter summed up the motivation that he and Zac Purchase felt in the final quarter of their lightweight men's double scull heat today.

London 2012 Day 3: Grainger and Watkins set Olympic best

Britain made four starts at Eton-Dorney today and all four boats moved to the next round - three with relative ease, one with a big dose of drama en route.

London 2012 Day 4: Sam and Tash will race finals on same day

The Team GB men's double scull and women's eight both progressed to Thursday's finals by finishing third and fourth today in their respective semi-final and repechage.

London 2012 Day 5: Historic first gold for Glover and Stanning

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning opened Team GB's gold medal count in the women's pair at Eton Dorney today and with that victory wrote themselves into the history books as Britain's first female Olympic gold medallists in the sport.

London 2012 Day 6: Scintillating race gives lightweight four rowing silver

Brothers Richard and Peter Chambers with Rob Williams and Chris Bartley took silver today in the lightweight men's four in one of the Games' most exciting rowing races to date.

London 2012 Day 7: GB has 47 rowers in the top six in the world

As the final two days of rowing begin at Eton-Dorney David Tanner, GB Rowing Team Performance Director, has expressed his pride in a squad where every single rower has qualified for the Olympic finals.

London 2012 Day 7: Gold for Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins

It was Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins' day after all. Three previous silvers for Grainger and a bronze for Watkins were turned into gold on Eton-Dorney lake in the space of six and a half epic minutes.

London 2012 Day 8: Best Olympic regatta of all time for GB

Britain closed out the 2012 Olympic regatta with two golds and a silver on the final day of racing to bring their overall tally to four golds, two silvers and three bronzes - a best ever.


 

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