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Encyclopedia > Tim Foster

Tim Foster (born 19 January 1970) is a british rower. He began rowing at Bedford Modern School and competed in the Junior World Rowing Championships in 1987 and 1988. In the latter he competed in a pair with a Matthew Pinsent. He became the first British rower to win gold medals at two consecutive Junior Worlds. From there he proceeded into the senior squad.


In 1993 he underwent back surgery but was straight back in the boat for the 1994 season - coming 5th in the coxless four at the World Champs. This boat stayed together until the 1996 Olympics, where they won Bronze.


Following his Olympic medal, he continued his universtity studies at Oxford - competing in the 1997 Boat Race.


In 1998 he won a seat in the coxless four alongside Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell. In the run up to the Olympics, he again needed back surgery and time off after severing tendons in his hand. Dispite all this he was in the final crew and they won Gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.


After Sydney, he retired from international rowing and currently coaches the University of London Boat Club.

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Achievements

Olympic Games

World Championships

  • 1999 - Silver, Eight
  • 1998 - Gold, Coxless Four (with James Cracknell, Matthew Pinsent, Steve Redgrave)
  • 1997 - Gold, Coxless Four (with James Cracknell, Matthew Pinsent, Steve Redgrave)
  • 1995 - Silver, Coxless Four
  • 1994 - Bronze, Coxless Four
  • 1993 - 5th, Coxless Four
  • 1991 - Bronze, Eight
  • 1990 - 4th, Coxless Four
  • 1989 - Bronze, Eight

Junior World Championships

  • 1988 - Gold, Coxless Pair (with Matthew Pinsent)
  • 1987 - Gold, Coxless Four

Bibliography

  • Four Men in a Boat (2004) ISBN 0297847252

External links

  • Profile on RowingOne (http://80.83.47.230/ndisplaypeople.fwx?no_id=3443)

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