Tom Ford

Tom Ford

Rower - Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 3rd Oct 1992 (31 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 190cm
Hometown: Holmes Chapel

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Intro

Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Tom Ford is reigning World and European Champion in the GB men’s eight (M8+).

Newcastle University graduate Ford was first selected for the GB Rowing Team at U23 level in 2013 when he raced in the men’s eight at the World Rowing U23 Championships, finishing fifth. In 2014 he was part of the GB under-23 men’s eight that placed sixth, and the gold-medal winning FISU men’s eight.

After university, he joined Leander Club to train full-time, and won the Ladies’ Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta in 2016.

He was invited to train full time with the GB Rowing Team in 2017 and raced in the coxed pair (M2+) with fellow Newcastle alumnus Tim Clarke at the World Championships and cox Harry Brightmore, where they finished fourth.

In 2018, in the men’s coxless four (M4-), he came second at the European Championships and third at the World Championships, results he repeated in 2019, but this time with in the men’s eight (M8+).

Still in the eight, he won the gold medal at the 2021 European Championships and took bronze at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

He went on to enjoy an unbeaten season in 2022, winning at World Cups I and II, at the European Championships and at the World Championships.

In 2023, he and the crew retained their European title.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Position Boat
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Gold M8+
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold M8+
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Gold M8+
2022 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold M8+
2022 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Gold M8+
2020 Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
Bronze M8+
2021 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Gold M8+
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Gold M8+
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Bronze M8+
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Gold M8+
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Silver M8+
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Silver M8+
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Bronze M4-
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Silver M4-
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
4 M4-
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
5 M4-
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
4 M2+
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
2 (FB Final) M2-
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Bronze M8+
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
5 M8+
2017 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Silver M8+
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
6 BM8+
2013 Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
5 BM8+
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2020
Event:
Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2021
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
4
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
5
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
4
Boat:
M2+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
2 (FB Final)
Boat:
M2-
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
5
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M8+
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
Position:
6
Boat:
BM8+
Year:
2013
Event:
Under 23 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
5
Boat:
BM8+

Beyond The Boat

In his spare time Tom enjoys socialising with friends, reading, watching TV shows and horticulture. He is an avid player of the board game Settlers of Catan.