Introduction

Ashford rower Tom Ransley was part of Team GB’s men’s coxed eight who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  He also competed in the men’s eight team at the 2012 Olympic Games.

During the 2012 World Cup Series, Tom raced in the men’s eight in both Belgrade and Lucerne. In Belgrade, the crew won a silver medal finishing three seconds behind the German eight. The crew won silver once again in Lucerne but closed the gap to just over one second.

At the 2012 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 10/11 March at Eton/Dorney, Tom and crew mate Greg Searle came sixth in the men’s pair.

Tom along with Kent’s Daniel Ritchie won a Gold medal for the Men’s Eight at the World Rowing Championships held in Chungju, Korea in August 2013.

Tom has also played Basketball to County level.

Profile

Date of birth: 6th September 1985

Borough/District: Ashford

Career highlights

  • 2016: Gold medal in the Men’s Coxed Eight for TeamGB at Rio 2016
  • 2016: Selected for the Men’s Eight at the European Rowing Championships being held in Brandenburg, Germany
  • 2013: Gold medal for the Men’s Eight at the World Rowing Championships held in Chungju, Korea
  • 2013: Selected for the Men’s Eight at the World Rowing Championships to be held in Chungju, Korea
  • 2012: Team Bronze at London 2012
  • 2012: Selected for Men’s Eight team for TeamGB
  • 2012: Bronze medal in the Men’s Eight at the Rowing World Cup held in Munich, Germany
  • 2012: Silver medal in the Men’s Eight at the Rowing World Cup held in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2012: Silver medal in the Men’s Eight at the Rowing World Cup held in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2012: 6th place in the Men’s pair at the GB Rowing Team Senior trials held at Eton Dorney
  • 2011: Silver medal in the Men’s Eight at the World Rowing Championships held in Bled, Slovenia
  • 2011: Bronze medal at the Rowing World Cup held in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2011: Silver medal at the Rowing World Cup held in Munich, Germany
  • 2010: Silver medal in the Men’s Eight at the World Rowing Championships held in Karapiro, New Zealand
  • 2010: 3rd place in the Men’s pair at the GB Rowing Team Senior trials held in Hazewinkel, Belgium
  • 2009: 5th place in the Men’s Eight World Rowing Championships held in Poznań, Poland
  • 2009: Bronze medal in the Men’s Eight at the Rowing World Cup held in Oberschleissheim, Munich
  • 2009: Bronze medal in the Men’s Eight at the Rowing World Cup held in Banyoles, Spain
  • 2008: 7th place in the Coxless Four at the European Rowing Championships held in Marathon, Greece
  • 2008: Bronze medal in the Coxless Four at the World University Rowing Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2007: Won the Britannia Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, UK
  • 2007: 5th place in the Men’s Eight at the European Rowing Championships held in Poznań, Poland
  • 2007: 6th place in the Men’s Eight at the World U23 Championships in Strathclyde, UK