Mark Hunter (rower)
1 July 1978 |
Forest Gate, Greater London, England
|Height||183 centimetres (6.00 ft)|
|Weight||11 stone (70 kg)|
|Event(s)||Lightweight Double Sculls|
|Club||Leander Rowing Club|
|Coached by||Darren Whiter|
Hunter was born in Forest Gate, London. While representing Havering in the London Youth Games, he took part in some of his early rowing competitions. In 2007 he partnered Zac Purchase in the Great Britain Lightweight Men's Double Scull. They won medals at each World Cup Regatta through the season. At the World Rowing Championships in Munich-Oberschleissheim they won a Bronze medal. The following year, their double dominated the lightweight event, winning all of their races, and finishing the season as Olympic champions. After a year off in 2009, they took Gold at the 2010 World Championships at Lake Karapiro in New Zealand.
He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of East London (UEL) in November, 2009.
In 2013, Hunter announced his retirement from competitive rowing. Later that year, Hunter took part in the NOMAN Barcelona to Ibiza race organized by New Ocean Wave on behalf of the HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation. Hunter raced as a member of Team Danielle and won the 200 mile ocean rowing race.
- 2012 London – Silver, Lightweight Double Scull
- 2008 Beijing – Gold, Lightweight Double Scull (stroke)
- 2011 Bled – Gold, Lightweight Double Scull
- 2010 Lake Karapiro – Gold, Lightweight Double Scull
- 2007 Munich – Bronze, Lightweight Double Scull
- 2012 Belgrade- Gold, Lightweight Double Scull (stroke)
- 2010 Munich - Gold, Lightweight Double Scull (stroke)
- 2008 Poznań – Gold, Lightweight Double Scull (stroke)
- 2008 Lucerne – Gold, Lightweight Double Scull (stroke)
- 2008 Munich – Gold, Lightweight Double Scull (stroke)
- 2007 Lucerne - Silver, Lightweight Double Scull
- 2007 Amsterdam - Silver, Lightweight Double Scull
- 2007 Ottensheim - Bronze, Lightweight Double Scull
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
- 1999 - 8th, Lightweight Double Scull
- 1998 - 9th, Lightweight Double Scull
- 1997 - 10th, Lightweight Quadruple Scull
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
- 2011 - 4th, Lightweight Single Scull
2008–2009 Coached for UCLA Women's Rowing Team
- http://www.londonyouthgames.org/page.asp?section=23§ionTitle=Hall+of+Fame Hall of Fame retrieved 2013-02-19
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- The London Gazette: . 31 December 2008.
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- "Player Bio: Mark Hunter - UCLA Official Athletic Site". Uclabruins.com. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
- "Mark Hunter". Amateur Rowing Association. Retrieved 23 September 2008.
- "Mark Hunter". Official Web Site / Jacqueline Alexander. Retrieved 18 October 2008.
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