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James Tomkins

Full name: James Bruce Tomkins
Gender: Male
Height: 6-6 (199 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: August 19, 1965 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: Mercantile Rowing Club, Melbourne (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

James Tomkins is the greatest sweep rower ever produced by Australia and his career record matches up well with almost any rower ever. Between 1986 and 2003, Tomkins won seven gold medals at the World Championships, and he is, through 2008, the only rower to have ever been world champion in all five sweep evenrts. In 1990, Tomkins joined Nick Green , Sam Patten, and Mike McKay in a coxless four. They were World Champions in 1990-91 and with Andrew Cooper replacing Patten’s seat, they won the gold medal in 1992 at Barcelona. Their success earned the team the nickname “The Oarsome Foursome,” and they repeated their Olympic gold medal performance at the 1996 Olympics, with Drew Ginn replacing Cooper.

Selected for the 2008 Olympics for Australia, and his sixth Olympics, Tomkins through 2004 had won three Olympic golds, and one bronze, in addition to his seven World Championships. At the 1986 Commonwealth Games, he helped the Australian eight to a gold medal, and also won a bronze in the coxed four. Tomkins has been a winner at The Kings Cup 15 times.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Australia AUS 5
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Australia AUS 1 Gold
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Australia AUS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Australia AUS 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 38 Athina Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Australia AUS 1 Gold
2008 Summer 42 Beijing Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Australia AUS 6

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Rowing Australia AUS Matthew Long Final Round A Final 6:34.26
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Rowing Australia AUS Matthew Long Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:34.42
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Rowing Australia AUS Matthew Long Round One Heat Three 6:46.99
2004 Summer 38 Athina Rowing Australia AUS Drew Ginn Final Round A Final 6:30.76
2004 Summer 38 Athina Rowing Australia AUS Drew Ginn Semi-Finals Heat One 6:22.60
2004 Summer 38 Athina Rowing Australia AUS Drew Ginn Round One Heat One 6:55.04

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Australia AUS Final Round A Final 5:55.04
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat Two 5:58.26
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Australia AUS Round One Heat Two 5:59.18
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Australia AUS Final Round A Final 6:06.37
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat One 6:09.95
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Australia AUS Round One Heat Three 6:15.05

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T L
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Rowing Australia AUS Final Round A Final 5:53.73
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Rowing Australia AUS Round One Repêchage Heat Two 5:37.75
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Rowing Australia AUS Round One Heat Two 5:33.94
2008 Summer 42 Beijing Rowing Australia AUS Final Round A Final 5:35.10 5
2008 Summer 42 Beijing Rowing Australia AUS Round One Repêchage Heat One 5:40.31 1
2008 Summer 42 Beijing Rowing Australia AUS Round One Heat One 6:55.59 2
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