Paul Bennett
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Bennett at the 2016 European Rowing Championships
Personal information
Born16 December 1988 (1988-12-16) (age 33)
Leeds, England
Alma materKing's College London
Kellogg College, Oxford
Height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight15 st 10 lb (100 kg)

Paul Bennett MBE (born 16 December 1988) is a British rower and Olympic gold medallist.[1]

Rowing career

Bennett won the Boat Race in 2013 sitting at five for Oxford.

He competed at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Bosbaan, Amsterdam, where he won a gold medal as part of the eight with Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell, Matthew Tarrant, Will Satch, Matt Gotrel, Pete Reed, Tom Ransley, Constantine Louloudis and Phelan Hill.[2] The following year 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, Louloudis, Reed, Moe Sbihi, Alex Gregory, George Nash, Satch and Hill.[3]

In 2016 he won a gold medal in the eight at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4]


He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to rowing.[5][6]


He graduated with a first class MSci in mathematics from King's College London in 2012, and completed an MSc in Computer Science at Kellogg College, Oxford in 2013.[7]


  1. ^ "Paul Bennett". British Rowing. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  2. ^ "2014 World Rowing Championships: Event Information". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  3. ^ "2015 World Rowing Championships results". World Rowing.
  4. ^ "Biographical information". Olympedia.
  5. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N15.
  6. ^ "New Year's Honours List 2017" (PDF). Government Digital Service. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Kellogg alumnus to represent Great Britain at the Olympics | Kellogg College". Archived from the original on 24 July 2016.