Matthew Wells (rower)
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19 April 1979 |
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
In 1996 he won the single sculls at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, and won gold in the double sculls at the World Junior Championships in 1997. He took bronze at the World U23 Championships in 1999, after missing out on competition for a year due to injury.
In 2000, he took gold in the single at the World U23 championships, then represented Great Britain at the 2000 Olympic Games, finishing in ninth.
In 2003, Wells came fifth in the World Championships in Milan in the men's double with Ian Lawson. In 2004, he competed at Olympic Games with Matt Langridge in the double, narrowly missing out on the final but winning the B final to finish seventh.
Transferring to the quadruple sculls in 2005, he won a bronze in the World Cup at Lucerne, the first world-level medal by a GB men's quad. This crew then finished 7th in the World Championships.
He then returned to the double sculls, claiming bronze at the 2006 World Championships held at Dorney Lake, Eton, UK, but finished fourth in 2007. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wells and Stephen Rowbotham took Britain's first men's Olympic sculling medal since 1976, winning bronze in the men's double sculls.
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- "BBC SPORT | Other Sport... | Rowing | GB oarsmen celebrate double gold". BBC News. 2006-08-26. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
- "BBC SPORT | Olympics | Rowing | British four win thrilling gold". BBC News. 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
- "London 2012 quadruple sculls without coxsw men - Olympic Rowing". Olympic.org. Retrieved 2016-08-29.