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Rowley Douglas

Full name: Rowley Douglas
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: January 27, 1977 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


American-born Rowley Douglas was the coxswain for the British eight at the Sydney Olympics and guided his crew to a first British victory in the event since Stockholm in 1912. He coxed a variety of national team boats before taking the position with the eight at the start of 1999. Douglas’ first year with the crew ended in with a silver medal at the World Championship and when they won two rounds of the Rowing World Cup in 2000 they began to be ranked amongst the favourites for the Olympic championship. The Olympic final at Sydney was a fairly straightforward victory for the British as they took an early lead and were only challenged towards the very end of the race. His last major championship appearance was in 2001 and he later worked for the financial services arm of General Electric. In 2010 he announced that he was available for selection for the 2012 Games and was chosen as one of the prospective coxswains for the Olympic eight.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Final Round A Final 5:33.08
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Repêchage Heat Two 5:38.59
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 5:34.47
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