Constantine Louloudis

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Constantine Louloudis
Boat Race 2015 - Louloudis (cropped).jpg
Louloudis at The Boat Races 2015
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1991-09-15) 15 September 1991 (age 25)
London, England
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Sport
Country Great Britain
Sport Rowing
College team Trinity College Boat Club
Club Oxford University Boat Club

Constantine Michael Louloudis MBE[1] (born 15 September 1991) is a Greek-British rower. He is a dual Olympian, two time Olympic medal winner and two time world champion.

Personal life[edit]

His father is Greek and comes from the island of Andros.[2] His mother Madeleine is the youngest daughter of the 20th Viscount Dillon and is a Lady-in-Waiting to The Princess Royal.[3]

He was a King's Scholar at Eton College, an all-boys public school in Eton, Berkshire. He then studied Classics at Trinity College, Oxford,[4] and graduated with a first class Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.[5]

Rowing career[edit]

He learned to row at Eton and in 2009 stroked the Eton VIII that won at Henley Royal Regatta, the National Schools Regatta and the Schools' Head.[6]

He was in the six seat of the winning Oxford Blue boat at the 2011 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.[7] Later in 2011, he won the Men's Pairs, with George Nash, at the FISA World Rowing Under 23 Championships on the Bosbaan on 24 July 2011 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[8]

He took a year out of his studies to train for and compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the men's eight.[4][9][10] Louloudis then returned to his Oxford studies, rowing in the winning eights of a second and third Boat Race in 2013 and 2014,[11] before returning to the British eight, which he stroked to a gold medal at the 2014 World Rowing Championships. The next year he won a final Boat Race as president of Oxford University Boat Club.

At the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Louloudis rounded off his medal collection by stroking the GB men's 4- to gold, the fifth consecutive time a British crew had won the event.[12]

Honours[edit]

Louloudis was awarded the MBE in the Queen's 2017 New Year Honours list for services to rowing.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 New Year Honours" (PDF). gov.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Constantine the Great". www.row-n.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Peerage". thepeerage. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Bronze medal for Trinity’s Louloudis". Oxford student.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Constantine Louloudis". University of Oxford. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Loulou is the stroke of genius we need: Youngster poised to lead eights". Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Oxford surge to Boat Race victory". 26 March 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2016 – via bbc.co.uk. 
  8. ^ "Team GB Olympic Athlete Search - British Olympic Athlete Profiles". Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Constantine Louloudis Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Constantine Louloudis". London 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Higginson, Marc (6 April 2014). "Boat Race 2014: Oxford emphatically beat Cambridge". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Events - worldrowing.com". Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "Team GB stars dominate New Year’s Honours List". Team GB. 30 December 2016.