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Andy Triggs Hodge

Full name: Andrew "Andy" Triggs Hodge
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (192 cm)
Weight: 214 lbs (97 kg)
Born: March 3, 1979 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Molesey Boat Club, East Molesey (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Andrew Triggs Hodge took up rowing on Rudyard Lake, naer Leek, whilst studying at Staffordshire University. Despite his relatively late start in the sport he soon progressed to the national squad via an appearance at the World Under-23 Championships. He joined the senior eight for the 2002 season and helped his crew reach the world final. A second year in the boat was more successful as they won a bronze medal at the World Championship but their momentum was checked in 2004 and they did not reach the final of the Olympic Games. Things then changed drastically for him as first he returned to education, studying as a postgraduate at Oxford University, where he became a rowing Blue in 2005, and then was chosen as one of the newly constituted Great Britain coxless four crew with an eye to competing at the Beijing Olympics. The four had two excellent years in 2005 and 2006 and won the world title on both occasions but an up-and-down 2007 saw them miss out completely on the medal positions. The Olympic year of 2008 saw them eventually return to top form and they won the Olympic gold by overhauling the Australian crew with a late race burst of power.

For the next Olympic cycle Triggs Hodge was paired with [Pete Reed] in the coxless pair and from 2009 to 2011 they continuously battled the New Zealanders [Hamish Bond] and [Eric Murray] for the world title, finishing second to them each time. Triggs Hodge returned to the fours for the 2012 London Olympics and won a second successive gold. He won a third World Championship gold in 2013, with the eights, and in 2014 won coxless fours gold at both the World and European Championships. Triggs Hodge competed in his fourth Olympics at Rio 2016 and with the eights, and won his third gold medal.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 25 Athina Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Great Britain GBR 9
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2012 Summer 33 London Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2016 Summer 37 Rio de Janeiro Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T L
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Rowing Great Britain GBR Final Round A Final 6:06.57 4
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Rowing Great Britain GBR Semi-finals A/B Heat One 5:54.77 4
2008 Summer 29 Beijing Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 6:00.59 3
2012 Summer 33 London Rowing Great Britain GBR Final Round A Final
2012 Summer 33 London Rowing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals A/B Heat One
2012 Summer 33 London Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
2004 Summer 25 Athina Rowing Great Britain GBR Final Round B Final 5:55.77
2004 Summer 25 Athina Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Repêchage Heat Two 5:34.37
2004 Summer 25 Athina Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 5:32.26
2016 Summer 37 Rio de Janeiro Rowing Great Britain GBR Final Round A Final
2016 Summer 37 Rio de Janeiro Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One
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