Patrick Sweeney (rowing)

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Patrick Sweeney
Personal information
Born (1952-08-12) 12 August 1952 (age 66)
Height 157 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Sport Rowing

Patrick John Sweeney (born 12 August 1952) is a coxswain for Great Britain's rowing team. Sweeney won an Olympic bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics with Steve Redgrave and Andy Holmes, and a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics as part of the British men's eight team. In addition, Sweeney won gold medals at the 1977 and 1986 World Rowing Championships and silver medals at the 1974 and 1986 World Championships.

Sweeney is also a rowing coach. He has coached at the Burnaby Lake Aquatic Center in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He also has served as head coach and director of training for the Belgian National Rowing team. In addition, he has coached several United States collegiate women's teams and has won four national collegiate titles. Sweeney currently coaches the Kansas State University women's team.


Olympic Games

World Championships


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Patrick Sweeney". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 22 April 2018.

External links

  • Patrick SWEENEY at FISA

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