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Ed Coode

Full name: Edward "Ed" Coode
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 212 lbs (96 kg)
Born: June 19, 1975 in Bodmin, Cornwall, Great Britain
Affiliations: Queens Tower Rowing Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ed Coode travelled a traditional British route to be a top class rower via Eton School and Oxford University. He was part of the new intake into the national squad following the Atlanta Olympics and won a bronze medal in the coxed fours at his first appearance at the World Championships in 1997. He was switched to the eight with a view to taking a seat in that boat for the Sydney Olympics but an injury to Tim Foster meant that he was drafted into the coxless fours for the latter half of the1999 season. The crew, which also included Olympic legends Steven Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent, won the world title in a race Redgrave described as "the easiest win of my career". Foster returned to action for Olympic year and Coode joined Greg Searle in the pair but their Olympic hopes were cruelly dashed when, after leading for most of the Sydney final, they were outsprinted and finished in fourth place. Coode won a second world title as part of the revamped British four in 2001 but injury forced him to take a prolonged absence from the sport and he lost his place in the boat. He won a bronze at the 2003 Worlds as part of the eight and it was in that boat he was scheduled to compete at the Athens Olympics. Six weeks before the 2004 Olympic Games were due to begin Coode again got the call to replace an injured rower and became part of the crew that successful defended the Olympic coxless fours title. This was the last race of his career and he returned to university to complete a law degree, and has since worked as a solicitor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Great Britain GBR 4
2004 Summer 29 Athina Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Greg Searle Final 6:34.38
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Greg Searle Semi-Finals Heat One 6:31.08
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Greg Searle Round One Heat Three 6:42.45

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
2004 Summer 29 Athina Rowing Great Britain GBR Final 6:06.98
2004 Summer 29 Athina Rowing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 5:50.44
2004 Summer 29 Athina Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 6:20.85