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Matt Langridge, MBE

Matt Langridge, MBE


Notable Achievements

  • Olympic Gold Medallist 2016
  • Olympic Bronze Medallist 2012
  • Olympic Silver Medallist 2008
  • Three time World Champion
  • European Champion
  • British Record Holder 

Matt is a one of the UK’s most successful athletes, having competed in 4 Olympic Games, winning 3 Olympic medals and multiple World Championship titles.

After a long 16-year career with the British Rowing Team Matt finally achieved his lifetime goal of becoming Olympic Champion at the Rio Olympics of 2016.

Athens was a steep learning curve for Matt as he missed out on the Olympic final by one-hundredth of a second; it did not deter him from his dream of being Olympic Champion and four years later he won his first Olympic medal with a Silver in the eight-man crew at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Fours year later at his home Olympics at London 2012, again in the eight, Matt along with his teammates produced a brave and courageous race, where they led the World Champions and favourites Germany into the closing stages, unfortunately unable to hang onto the Gold medal Matt finished with a well-earned and admirable Bronze.

After a rowing career that has seen Matt crowned a multiple World and European Champion and with a handful of World and Olympic medals, Matt produced a near perfect race to achieve the sports ultimate accolade to become Olympic champion on the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon at the Rio Olympics.

As an accomplished athlete and speaker Matt makes for an extra special guest at sporting events, corporate days or for specialist coaching sessions. Matt is personable and warm and offers a unique insight to a world few ever get to experience.

 

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