Phelan Hill
MBE
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Personal information
NationalityBritish
Born (1979-07-21) 21 July 1979 (age 43)
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Sport
SportRowing
Event(s)Men's Eight, Men's Coxed Four
ClubLeander Club and London Rowing Club

Phelan Hill MBE[1] (born 21 July 1979) is a British rowing coxswain. He is a three-time world champion and an Olympic gold medallist. He competed in the Men's eight event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal.[2][3] In 2016, he competed in the Men's eight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal.

Early life

Hill was born and brought up in Bedford, and attended Bedford School, where he first learnt to row.[4] He later attended the University of Leicester where he graduated in 2001 with a degree in Law (LLB).[5]

Rowing

2011

He was part of the British squad that topped the medal table at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, where he won a silver medal as part of the eight with Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell, Cameron Nichol, James Foad, Alex Partridge, Moe Sbihi, Greg Searle, Tom Ransley and Daniel Ritchie.[6]

2013

He competed at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, where he won a gold medal as part of the eight with Daniel Ritchie, Tom Ransley, Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Moe Sbihi, Andrew Triggs Hodge, George Nash and Will Satch.[7]

2014

On 17 March 2014 Hill coxed the composite crew that won the Women's Eights Head of the River Race on the River Thames in London, setting a record time of 17:42.2 for the 4 1⁄4-mile (6.8 km) Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney.[8] 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, Paul Bennett, Tom Ransley and Constantine Louloudis.[9]

2015

On 14 March 2015 Hill coxed the composite crew that won the Women's Eights Head of the River Race on the River Thames in London, setting a time of 18:58.6 for the 4 1⁄4-mile (6.8 km) Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney.[10] 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, Constantine Louloudis, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Moe Sbihi, Alex Gregory, George Nash and Will Satch.[11]

Rowing medals

Olympic Games

World Championships

World Cups

References

  1. ^ "2017 New Year Honours" (PDF). gov.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Phelan Hill Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Phelan Hill". London 2012. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Phelan Hill | Biographies". British Rowing. 21 July 1979. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  5. ^ Keeling, Philip (21 July 2016). "Leicester law graduate to compete at Rio Olympics". University of Leicester. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  6. ^ "2011 World Rowing Championships". WorldRowing.com. World Rowing Federation. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  7. ^ "2013 World Rowing Championships: Event Information". WorldRowing.com. International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  8. ^ Women's Eights Head of the River Race, Official Results Archive. 2014 results Archived 15 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "2014 World Rowing Championships: Event Information". WorldRowing.com. International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  10. ^ WEHORR Results = 2015 Archived 15 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "2015 World Rowing Championships results". World Rowing. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  12. ^ John, Emma (13 August 2016). "Britain's men's eight row to Olympic gold glory as women take silver". The Observer. Retrieved 14 August 2016.