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William Satch, MBE

William Satch, MBE


Notable Achievements

  • Olympic Bronze Medallist - London 2012
  • World Champion - Korea 2013
  • World Champion - Amsterdam 2014
  • World Champion - Aiguebelette 2015
  • Olympic Champion - Rio 2016

William Spencer Satch is member of the Great Britain rowing team; an Olympic Champion at Rio 2016 and Olympic Bronze medallist from London 2012. A three-time World Champion, Satch aims to continue his success at Tokyo 2022. 

Satch was educated and learnt to row at Shiplake College. Ater graduation Satch joined Leander Club in Henley on Thames where he remains and in 2018 was appointed Vice-Captain of the prestigious 200-year old club. 

Satch won a bronze medal rowing with George Nash in the coxless pairs at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

In September 2013 he was moved into the stroke seat of the men's eight and lead them to a gold medal at the World Championships in Chungju, Korea. He repeated gold at the World Championships in Amsterdam in 2014 and again in 2015 when he stroked the men's eight to a hat-trick of wins over the German 2012 Olympic Champions. 

Satch was awarded an M.B.E in the Queen's 2017 New Year's Honours list for services to rowing. 

Satch is as an accomplished speaker as he is an athlete, giving great insights into how to set small, manageable targets and building them into large individual and team based achievements. 

 

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