Paul Bennett (rower)

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Paul Bennett
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Paul Bennett (center) at the 2016 European Rowing Championships
Personal information
Born 16 December 1988 (1988-12-16) (age 29)
Leeds, England
Alma mater King's College London
Kellogg College, Oxford
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 15 st 10 lb (100 kg)

Paul Bennett MBE (born 16 December 1988) is a British rower and Olympic gold medallist.[1] He was part of the team that won the gold medal in the Men's eight competition at the 2014 World Rowing Championships, the 2015 World Rowing Championships, and then the 2016 Summer Olympics. He also won the Boat Race in 2013 sitting at 5 for Oxford.

He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to rowing.[2][3]


He graduated with a first class MSci in mathematics from King's College London in 2012, and completed an MSc in Computer Science at Kellogg College, Oxford in 2013.[4]


  1. ^ "Paul Bennett". British Rowing. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  2. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N15.
  3. ^ "New Year's Honours List 2017" (PDF). Government Digital Service. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
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