Ollie Wynne-Griffith - Rowing
Name: Oliver Wynne-Griffith
Born: Guildford, England
School(s): Radley College, Yale University
Club(s): Leander Rowing Club
Event: Men’s Eight
Other Sports: Rugby
Olympic Experience: Debut
Medals: World Championships (Bronze 2018 and 2019), European Championships (Gold 2021, Silver 2019)
Having been a part of the Men’s Eight since 2018, Ollie will be making his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. A quarter of the Men’s Eight team will be Welsh as Ollie is joined by fellow Welshman, Josh Bugajski in the boat.
Not just a sportsman, Ollie majored in Political Science at Yale University while he was on an athletic scholarship where he continued to row alongside his studies.
What club did Ollie start rowing at?
Ollie started rowing at Radley College as a way to keep himself fit for the rugby season. As he grew to love rowing, dreams of being a professional second row for Wales were soon replaced by dreams of making the Olympic Games.
One thing you didn’t know about Ollie Wynne-Griffith
Following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, Ollie will be representing Team GB at the Olympic Games. His great-grandfather rowed in Seat 6 for the Men’s Eight at LA 1932 and, 83 years later, Ollie will be sitting in the same seat when he goes for gold in the same event at Tokyo 2020.
What dates will Ollie be competing at Tokyo 2020?
Sunday, July 25 - Heats (03:00)
Wednesday, July 28 - Repechage (02:48)
Friday, July 30 - Final (02:25)