Olympic Profile: Matt Wells

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Olympic Profile: Matt Wells Olympic Profile: Matt Wells

Name: Matt Wells

Event: Rowing - Men's Quadruple Sculls

Location: Eton/Dorney - Rowing venue in Windsor

Time: July 28, 11:30am - Men's Quadruple Sculls Heat 1

Age: 33 Local Link: Matt lives in Putney.

Career Best: At the 2010 World Rowing Championships in New Zealand, Matt and crewmate Marcus Bateman won silver in the men's double scull.

Career High: Matt won a bronze medal in the men's double sculls at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games - this was the first British men's Olympic sculling medal since 1976.

Sporting Background: Matt's father had football trials with Middlesbrough, his mother played county level netball and his younger brother Peter won the World U23 single scull title in 2002. Matt was an extremely accomplished runner before he took up rowing, he was county champion at 800, 1500 and 3000 metres.

He Says: "We're a really successful team and have been for the last eight years. I don't think anyone feels any pressure because of that."

We Say: "Matt is part of a talented and experienced foursome with Stephen Rowbotham, Charles Cousins and Tom Solesbury so will be a good bet for a podium place."

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