Current Olympic Champion and double World Champion Tom Ransley MBE has announced his retirement from international rowing after more than 11 years representing Great Britain
Tom won Olympic gold in spectacular form at the Rio 2016 Olympics as part of the men’s eight. “Rio was very special,” he remembers. “I had a brutal time trying to get myself there, as did the rest of the crew. There were some really tough individual journeys along the way and I’m incredibly proud to be in the company of that eight. There’s so many legends in the boat – World and Olympic gold medallists – and working directly under Jürgen is always an honour. I have lots of special memories of that tight-knit team.
“The race itself felt like it was a decade in the making; it was what I’d been aiming for my whole career. To be able to win the big one in an awesome setting was amazing.”
Tom was also part of the men’s eight who won a superb Olympic bronze medal on home water at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He describes the bronze medal as “bittersweet”, saying: “It was a tough one to take at the time; I don’t think we did anything wrong, the Germans were just a really slick crew so hats off to them. I’m so proud of the guys’ effort – we obviously went out to win it and left nothing on the water.
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