Chiswick Wins its First Gold Medal of the Olympics
Pete Reed gets his third gold as men’s eight triumph in Rio
Pete Reed MBE has moved Chiswick to fortieth in the medals table ahead of South African and Denmark after winning Gold as part of the men’s eight in Rio today (13 August).
The 33-year-old rower was part of the first British crew to win the men’s eight since 2000. He had previously won gold in the Men's coxless four at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
Pete Reed at High Road House
After the victory he said, “I can’t put it into words. I am just thinking how grateful to the coach and crew I am.
Already a double gold medallist the victory raises the tricky question of where his next gold post box will go. He already has one in Chiswick by the Town Hall. Two others are in Nailsworth where he used to live.
It was Britain's third gold medal of the rowing competition, and follows the women's eight winning silver earlier in the day.
Scott Durant, Tom Ransley, Matt Gotrel, Paul Bennett, Matt Langridge, Will Satch and cox Phelan Hill were Pete’s team mates.
James Cracknell, fellow Chiswick resident and double Olympic champion, said, "That was brilliant. GB delivered exactly what they have trained for. They were not fazed, they dug deep and stuck to the plan. I am so chuffed for them. What a race!"
August 13, 2016