Tom Lucy

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Thomas David Lucy (born 1 May 1988 in Bristol) is a British international rower from Llangovan near Monmouth. [1] He won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics for Great Britain in the Men's eight.

He attended Monmouth School for seven years, starting at age 12, and left the school after completing his A levels at age 18. He left to study in Oxford at Oxford Brookes University.

At 17, he won bronze at the world 2005 junior rowing championships in Brandenburg, Germany, racing in the GB coxless four. A year later, he won gold in the same event at the world juniors in Amsterdam. In 2007, he finished third at the senior British final trials regatta with Colin Smith, earning a place in the GB men's eight that won bronze at the World Cup regatta in Amsterdam and the world championships in Munich, where at 19 he became the second youngest British rower ever to land a senior world championship medal. [2] Called up into the GB flagship four after injury to bowman Tom James, Lucy won gold at the first World Cup regatta of 2008 back on the Munich course, before going on to win World Cup gold in the GB eight in Poznań, Poland, which secured the overall World Cup title for GB, and Olympic silver in Beijing. [2]

On 10 January 2009, Lucy announced he would retire from the sport to fulfil his childhood dream of joining the Royal Marines. [3]

Together with 28 other British Royal Marines officers, Tom became a certified sailor after completing the sailing courses at the American Sailing Academy, Key Largo, Florida in July 2010.

Lucy deployed to Afghanistan in March 2011, leading K company 42 Commando Royal Marines. [4]

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  1. "Lucy through with plenty in the tank". South Wales Argus . 30 August 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Team GB > Beijing 2008 > Athlete profile > Tom Lucy". 2008 Summer Olympics . Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  3. "Olympic hero Lucy to quit rowing". BBC. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 May 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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