Ben Hunt-Davis

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Ben Hunt-Davis
Medal record
Competitor for the  United Kingdom
Men's rowing
Olympic Games
Gold 2000 Sydney Eights
Silver 1999 World Championships Eights

Benedict Hunt-Davis (born 15 March 1972) is a former British competition rower and an Olympic champion.

Hunt-Davis was educated at Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire

Hunt-Davis won a gold medal in the Men's VIIIs at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, as a member of the British rowing team, the only British crew to have won this event since 1912.[1]

Hunt-Davis is a keynote speaker and performance coach and owns a corporate development company, Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? Ltd with Tom Barry. He has also works for the British Olympic Association, he was the Chairman of the 2011 World Rowing Junior Championships and is Chairman on the Organising Committee for the 2013 World Rowing Cup at Eton Dorney.

He has co-authored a book "Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?" with Harriet Beveridge.[2]

On 27 July 2012, Hunt-Davis was one of crew of the Gloriana which rowed with the Olympic Torch from Hampton Court Palace to Westminster Bridge.[3]


  1. ^ Profile: Ben Hunt-Davis (Retrieved on 12 December 2008)
  2. ^ "Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? Olympic-winning strategies for everyday success". Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Olympic torch: Flame awaits the Olympic ceremony". Retrieved 14 December 2012.