Matthew Gotrel
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Gotrel (right) at the European Championships
Personal information
Birth nameMatthew Anthony William Gotrel[1]
Born (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 33)
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England
Height195 cm (6 ft 5 in)

Matthew Anthony William Gotrel MBE (born 1 March 1989) is a British rower.

Rowing career

At the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Bosbaan, Amsterdam he was a member of the gold medal winning eight with Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell, Matthew Tarrant, Will Satch, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Tom Ransley, Constantine Louloudis and Phelan Hill.[2] The following year this was repeated when 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 Louloudis, Reed, Bennett, Moe Sbihi, Alex Gregory, George Nash, Satch and Hill.[3]

He won a gold medal in the men's eight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4][5]


Gotrel was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to rowing.[6]


  1. ^ "New Year's Honours list 2017" (PDF). Government Digital Service. 30 December 2016. p. 62. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. ^ "2014 World Rowing Championships: Event Information". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  3. ^ "2015 World Rowing Championships results". World Rowing.
  4. ^ "Matt Gotrel". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  5. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Matt Gotrel". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016.
  6. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N18.