Rossiter sets sail

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Matt Rossiter is leaving the GB Rowing Team to take on an exciting new challenge with the INEOS Britannia America’s Cup Sailing Team


Matt enjoyed a successful junior and U23 international rowing career winning gold at the 2007 World Rowing Junior Championships in Beijing, a silver medal at the 2010 U23 World Championships and three gold medals at the Sydney Youth Olympic Games in 2009.

He suffered a major back injury, which took two years to recover from but then became an established member of the senior squad in 2017 and won bronze at the 2019 World Championships. Matt is a double European Champion, winning gold in the men’s four in both 2019 and 2021. He finished fourth in the men’s four at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Speaking about his move, Matt said: “Having achieved my childhood dream of competing at an Olympics, it’s now time for a new challenge. I’m so looking forward to joining the INEOS team as one of their cyclors to help power the boat.

“There are many things I’m grateful to rowing for and it’s fantastic that I can transfer this and the skills I’ve learnt to this new venture. I’m very much looking forward to getting back out on the water and racing the America’s Cup in Barcelona in 2024.”

Paul Stannard, GB Rowing Team Men’s Olympic Head Coach said: “We wish Matt all the best in his next challenge. Having represented Great Britain at rowing over the past 15 years Matt now has an exciting opportunity to excel in another sport and we look forward to tracking his progress around the world. Good luck Matt!”

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