Christopher Bates
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  Great Britain
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Vienna Lwt men's four
Gold medal – first place 1992 Montreal Lwt men's four
Gold medal – first place 1994 Indianapolis Lwt men's eight
Silver medal – second place 1983 Duisburg Lwt men's four
Silver medal – second place 1986 Nottingham Lwt men's four
Silver medal – second place 1987 Copenhagen Lwt men's four
Silver medal – second place 1995 Tampere Lwt men's eight
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Montreal Lwt men's four
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Tasmania Lwt men's eight
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh Lwt coxless four

Christopher Bates is a former British lightweight rower.

Rowing career

Bates was three times world champion; twice with the lightweight men's four (in 1991 in Vienna and in 1992 in Montreal) and once with the lightweight men's eight (in 1994 in Indianapolis).[1] He represented England and won a gold medal in the lightweight coxless four, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.[2][3]

He was part of the coxless pairs crew, with Peter Haining, that won the national title rowing for Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association, at the 1988 National Rowing Championships.[4]


  1. ^ "Christopher Bates". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. ^ "1986 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. ^ ""For the Record." Times, 18 July 1988, p. 35". Times Digital Archives.