Simon Dennis

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Olympic medal record
Men's rowing
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Eight

Simon John Dennis MBE (born 24 August 1976) is a British rower and Olympic gold medalist.

Dennis was born in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. He started rowing at St Paul's School, London, coached by Michael Streat and his first international appearance was in 1994 in the GB eight at the World Rowing Junior Championships, winning a bronze medal. After school he attended Imperial College London, winning two Henley Royal Regatta races with them.[1]

He raced in the eight at the World Championships in 1997 and 1998, before rowing with Steve Williams in the coxless pair for the 1999 season, winning the Silver Goblets and Nickall's Challenge cup at Henley. In 2000 he returned to the men's eight which won a gold medal at the Sydney Olympics.[2] He is now a teacher of Biology at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

Achievements

Olympic Games

World Championships

  • 2001 — 5th, Eight
  • 1999 — 5th, Coxless Pair (with Steve Williams)
  • 1998 — 7th, Eight
  • 1997 — 4th, Eight

Junior World Championships

  • 1994 — Bronze, Eight

References

  1. ^ "Simon Dennis". Sports Reference. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Fired Up Brits Coast To Eights". New Straits Times. 25 September 2000. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

External links

  • Simon Dennis at FISA WorldRowing.com
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