Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Alex Gregory – Not A Spare Anymore

Conrad Brunner is executive producer of Atomized Entertainment, a company which is doing the 12-week video series The Squad about GB Rowing Team men’s sweep squad for British Rowing. For the episode above ‘Alex Gregory’, Brunner writes in an e-mail,

Four years ago, Alex Gregory was a spare man for Team GB at the Beijing Olympics. “No-one got injured, which was good luck for them and bad luck for me,” Gregory says. Since then, Alex, 28, has firmly established himself in the team, winning World Championship M4- gold medals in 2009 and 2011. He has been selected for the Four – the top GB boat – for London 2012, alongside Andy Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed and Tom James. As Tom says of Alex: “He’s one of the most uncompetitive guys you could meet. But put him in a boat…”

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