Richard Stanhope
Personal information
Born (1957-04-27) 27 April 1957 (age 65)
Blackpool, Lancashire
ClubLeander Club, Henley-on-Thames
Royal Chester

Richard Courtney Stanhope (born 27 April 1957) in Blackpool, Lancashire, England is a male retired British rower.

Rowing career

Stanhope competed in four Olympic Games; the 1980 Summer Olympics, 1984 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics and 1992 Summer Olympics. At the 1980 Olympics he was a crew member of the British boat which won the silver medal in the 1980 Olympic eights event.[1] Four years later he and his partner John Beattie finished twelfth in the 1984 coxless pairs competition and at the 1988 Games he finished fourth with the British boat in the men's eight contest. His final Olympic appearance was in 1992 when he was part of the British boat which finished seventh in the coxless four event at the Barcelona Games.

He represented England and won a silver medal in the eight, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Profile". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ "1986 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.