Constantine Louloudis
MBE
Boat Race 2015 - Louloudis (cropped).jpg
Louloudis at The Boat Races 2015
Personal information
NationalityBritish
Born (1991-09-15) 15 September 1991 (age 31)
London, England
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
Sport
CountryGreat Britain
SportRowing
College teamTrinity College Boat Club
ClubOxford University Boat Club

Constantine Michael Louloudis MBE[1] (born 15 September 1991) is a Greek-British rower. He is an Olympic champion and a two time world champion.

Personal life

Constantine was a King's Scholar at Eton College, an all-boys public school in Eton, Berkshire. He studied Classics at Trinity College, Oxford,[2] and graduated with a first class Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.[3]

His father is Greek and comes from the island of Andros.[4]

Rowing career

Constantine learned to row at Eton and in 2009 he stroked the Eton VIII that won at Henley Royal Regatta, the National Schools Regatta and the Schools' Head.[5]

He was in the six seat of the winning Oxford Blue boat at the 2011 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.[6] Later in 2011, he won the Men's Pairs, with George Nash, at the FISA World Rowing Under 23 Championships on the Bosbaan on 24 July 2011 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[7]

He took a year out of his studies to train for and compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the men's eight.[2][8][9] Louloudis then returned to his Oxford studies, rowing in the winning eights of a second and third Boat Race in 2013 and 2014,[10] before returning to the British eight, which he stroked to a gold medal at the 2014 World Rowing Championships. The next year he won a final Boat Race as president of Oxford University Boat Club. 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 gold medal as part of the eight with Matt Gotrel, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Moe Sbihi, Alex Gregory, George Nash, Will Satch and Phelan Hill.[11]

At the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Louloudis rounded off his medal collection by stroking the GB men's 4- to gold, the fifth consecutive time a British crew had won the event.[12]

Post Rowing

In 2022 he was part of the commentary team for the BBC's coverage of the Boat Race.

Honours

Louloudis was awarded the MBE in the Queen's 2017 New Year Honours list for services to rowing.[13]

References

  1. ^ "2017 New Year Honours" (PDF). Government of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Bronze medal for Trinity's Louloudis". Oxford student.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Constantine Louloudis". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 7 June 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Constantine the Great". row-n.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Constantine Louloudis out of Great Britain eight for Belgrade Rowing World Cup regatta". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Oxford surge to Boat Race victory". BBC. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Team GB Olympic Athlete Search – British Olympic Athlete Profiles". Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Constantine Louloudis Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Constantine Louloudis". London 2012. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  10. ^ Higginson, Marc (6 April 2014). "Boat Race 2014: Oxford emphatically beat Cambridge". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  11. ^ "2015 World Rowing Championships results". World Rowing. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Events - worldrowing.com". Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Team GB stars dominate New Year's Honours List". Team GB. 30 December 2016.