Matt Deakin
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BornMay 20, 1980 (1980-05-20) (age 42)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Medal record

Matt Deakin (born May 20, 1980) is an American competition rower, Olympic champion and world champion.

Deakin was born in San Francisco, California. He won a gold medal in coxed eights at the 2004 Summer Olympics, as a member of the American team.[1] The time 5:19.85 was a new world record. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and a member of the New York Athletic Club Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Matt Deakin". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2008.