Christopher Drury
Personal information
Born (1952-06-22) 22 June 1952 (age 70)
Westminster, London[1]
ClubLeander Club
London RC
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  Great Britain
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1977 Amsterdam Lwt eight
Gold medal – first place 1978 Copenhagen Lwt eight
Silver medal – second place 1975 Nottingham Lwt four
Silver medal – second place 1976 Villach Lwt eight

Christopher Mark Drury (born 22 June 1952) is a retired British international lightweight rower.

Rowing career

Drury participated in the 1974 World Rowing Championships in Lucerne, competing in the lightweight coxless four event. The crew selected from the Leander Club finished in seventh place overall after winning the B final.[2][3] In 1975 as part of the lightweight four with Graeme Hall, Nicholas Tee and Daniel Topolski they won a silver medal for Great Britain at the 1975 World Rowing Championships in Nottingham.[4] He was part of the lightweight eight that secured a silver medal at the 1976 World Rowing Championships in Villach, Austria.[5]

He won a gold medal at the 1977 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam with the lightweight men's eight.[6][7] The following year he was part of the lightweight eight that successfully defended their title and won the gold medal at the 1978 FISA Lightweight Championships in Copenhagen.[8]


  1. ^ "1952 births". Free BMD.
  2. ^ "Railton, Jim. "British eight sprint to silver medal." Times, 9 Sept. 1974, p. 7". Times Digital Archives.
  3. ^ "Railton, Jim. "Mrs Clark's rapid rise with pathfinders." Times, 2 Sept. 1974, p. 7". Times Digital Archives.
  4. ^ "Silver Boatload - Monday 25 August 1975". Daily Mirror. 1975. p. 24.
  5. ^ Railton, Jim (12 August 1976). "Shock therapy for lightweight eight". The Times. p. 6 – via Times Digital Archives.
  6. ^ "Christopher Drury". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  7. ^ Railton, Jim (29 August 1977). "Rowing". The Times. p. 11 – via Times Digital Archives.
  8. ^ Railton, Jim (7 August 1978). "Rowing". The Times. p. 6 – via Times Digital Archives.