George Nash (rower)

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George Nash
The Cambridge ship's complement during The Boat Race in spring 2013 (2).JPG
Nash (second left) in the Cambridge 2013 Boat Race crew
Personal information
Birth nameGeorge Christopher Nash
Born2 October 1989 (1989-10-02) (age 29)
Guildford, Surrey, England
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight214 lb (97 kg)

George Christopher Nash MBE (born 2 October 1989) is a British rower.[1] He is dual Olympian, dual Olympic medal winner and three time world champion.

Education[edit]

Nash attended Lanesborough School in Guildford and Winchester College, where he was Vice-Captain of the Boat Club. He then studied Engineering at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the Cambridge University Boat Club.

Nash initially rowed in the Cambridge reserve boat, Goldie, in 2009. He rowed in Cambridge's Blue Boat in the 2010 and 2011 Boat Races, winning in 2010 and losing in 2011.[2] He took the 2011–2012 year off from Cambridge in order to focus on the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] Upon his return to Cambridge for the 2012–2013 year, Nash was elected as President of the Cambridge University Boat Club. He sat in the 5-seat of the losing crew of the 2013 race. He now rows for Molesey Boat Club.

International representation[edit]

Nash first represented Great Britain at the 2006 World Rowing Junior Championships in Amsterdam. Rowing as a member of the Men's Eight, Nash placed fourth. At the 2007 Rowing World Junior Championships in Beijing, he won a gold medal in the coxless four.

In 2009 he progressed to represent Britain at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Racice, placing 9th in the coxed four. In 2010, at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Brest, Nash won a silver medal as a member of the coxless four. In 2011, Nash rowed in a pair with Oxford rower Constantine Louloudis. Louloudis and Nash won Gold at the World Rowing U23 Championships that year, and also placed 7th at a Senior Rowing World Cup event in Lucerne.

Rowing the final (left boat) of the men's coxless pair at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Nash won the bronze medal in the coxless pair along with Will Satch of Leander Club at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

In 2013, Nash was a member of the Great Britain Men's Eight that won Britain's first ever world title in the event.[3]

In 2014, Nash was moved into Great Britain's flagship boat, the Men's Coxless four along with Alex Gregory, Andrew Triggs Hodge and Moe Sbihi. The crew won gold medals at the 2014 European Rowing Championships in Belgrade as well as at the Rowing World Cup events in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France and Lucerne, Switzerland. The crew culminated the year with a gold medal at the 2014 World Rowing Championships[4]. In the men's eight, Nash came second at the 2015 European Championships and won the 2015 World Championships.[5][6]

With the men's four, himself, Gregory, Sbihi and Louloudis, Nash won the 2016 European Championship and the gold medal at the 2016 Olympics.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "George Nash". British Rowing. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ "George Nash Boat Race Profile". The Boat Race. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  3. ^ "World Rowing Championships: GB men's eight win gold". BBC. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  4. ^ "George Nash". London 2012. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  5. ^ "2015 EUROPEAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS -Poznan, POL - (M8+) Men's Eight - Final". www.worldrowing.com. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  6. ^ "2015 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Aiguebelette, FRA - (M8+) Men's Eight - Final". www.worldrowing.com. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  7. ^ "2016 EUROPEAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS -Brandenburg, GER - (M4-) Men's Four - Final". www.worldrowing.com. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  8. ^ "2016 OLYMPIC GAMES REGATTA - Rio de Janeiro, BRA - (M4-) Men's Four - Final". www.worldrowing.com. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2018.

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