Graeme Thomas – Olympic Finalist

Date: 12 August 2021

Graeme Thomas joined PGRFC Under 12s when his games teacher told him he would never be a sports man.

Graeme became a popular member of the squad eventually forcing his way into the team, then gaining Lancashire honours and winning a Lancashire cup winners medal with the Under 16.

Graeme moved to Sale academy where rowing was part of the training, Graeme was a natural and joined the GB rowing squad.  He competed at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, where he won a bronze medal as part of the quad sculls. The following year he competed at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Bosbaan, Amsterdam, where he won a silver medal.

He was selected for the quadruple sculls for the 2016 Olympics, but illness forced him to withdraw.

He won a silver medal at the 2017 World Rowing Championships and in 2021, he won a European bronze medal in the double sculls in Varese, Italy before traveling to Japan when he competed in the Olympic sculls finals in Tokyo where GB finished 4th in the final.

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