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Former Evesham rower Alex Gregory wins gold in Rio

Joshua Godfrey 8th Aug, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

FORMER Evesham Rowing Club star Alex Gregory has become a double Olympic Champion after winning gold in Rio.

Gregory and his crew mates were dominant on the water at the Lagoa Stadium this afternoon (Friday) to win the Men’s Coxless Four final.

The double Olympic Champion, along with crew mates Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis were pushed throughout the race by Australia, but the British crew comfortably pulled ahead in the final 500 metres.

Gregory, who was also a student at Prince Henry’s High School, was the only remaining crew member from London 2012 and has successfully defended his gold medal.

It is now the fifth consecutive Olympic Games in which Team GB have won the event.

Former Olympic rower, James Cracknell, who won two golds in the Men’s Four event, took to Twitter to say Gregory and his crew mates’ gold was ‘the best’ out of the five Team GB have won in that event at the Olympics.

“Fantastic gold for the men’s four. Never in doubt, five Olympic golds in a row in the Men’s Four and this was the best,” he said.

After his medal ceremony, Gregory posted a picture of his gold medal on Twitter and said: “This is what it was all about. Thank you for everything people, will reply soon. Big love.”




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