Thomas Matthew Ransley MBE[1] (born 6 September 1985) is a retired British rower. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro he was part of the British crew that won the gold medal in the eight, was twice a World Champion and in 2015 was the European Champion in the men's coxless four.[2]

Tom Ransley
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Personal information
Full nameThomas Matthew Ransley
Born (1985-09-06) 6 September 1985 (age 36)
Ashford, Kent, England
Alma materUniversity of York
University of Cambridge
Height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)

Early lifeEdit

Ransley attended Dulwich Preparatory School in Cranbrook, Kent. Following this, he went to The King's School, Canterbury and then went into higher education at the University of York and the University of Cambridge.

Rowing career and achievementsEdit

Ransley was part of the British squad that topped the medal table at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, where he won a silver medal as part of the eight with Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell, Cameron Nichol, James Foad, Alex Partridge, Moe Sbihi, Greg Searle, Daniel Ritchie and Phelan Hill.[3]

Ransley competed at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, where he won a gold medal as part of the eight with Daniel Ritchie, Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Moe Sbihi, Andrew Triggs Hodge, George Nash, Will Satch and Phelan Hill.[4] The following year he competed at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Bosbaan, Amsterdam, where he won a gold medal as part of the eight with Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell, Matthew Tarrant, Will Satch, Matt Gotrel, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Constantine Louloudis and Phelan Hill.[5]

The following year he was part of the British team that topped the medal table at the 2015 World Rowing Championships at Lac d'Aiguebelette in France, where he won a bronze medal as part of the coxless four with Scott Durant, Alan Sinclair and Stewart Innes.[6] He won a bronze medal at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, as part of the eight with Alan Sinclair, Thomas George, Moe Sbihi, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, Matthew Tarrant, Will Satch and Henry Fieldman.[7]

Ransley was set to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, but after the postponement of the games he announced his retirement from international rowing in April 2020.[8]

Olympic GamesEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

World CupsEdit

World University Rowing ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2008 Bronze – Coxless four

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Year's Honours list 2017" (PDF). Gov.uk. Government Digital Service. 30 December 2016. p. 80. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. ^ Barretto, Lawrence (2 August 2012). "Olympics rowing: GB bronze in men's eight won by Germany". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  3. ^ "2011 World Rowing Championships". WorldRowing.com. World Rowing Federation. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  4. ^ "2013 World Rowing Championships: Event Information". WorldRowing.com. International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  5. ^ "2014 World Rowing Championships: Event Information". WorldRowing.com. International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  6. ^ "2015 World Rowing Championships results". World Rowing.
  7. ^ "2018 World Championship results" (PDF). World Rowing.
  8. ^ "Tokyo Olympics: British rower Tom Ransley retires after Games delay". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 January 2021.

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