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Profile of Olympic rowing cox Phelan Hill

Phelan Hill, 33, from Bedford is the cox in the British men's rowing eight at the Olympics Photo: Barry Coombs/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Phelan Hill was born in Bedford and started coxing at Bedford School in 1995 to help some friends who were in need of a cox. He enjoyed it so much he decided to carry on and cox both at his school and his local rowing club.

During the 2012 World Cup Series, Phelan coxed the men's eight. In Belgrade, the crew won a silver medal finishing 3 seconds behind the German eight. The crew won silver once again in Lucerne but closed the gap to just over 1 second. In Munich, the crew won a bronze medal.

At the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Phelan coxed the men's eight to a silver medal after rowing through opposition from Canada and Australia. Germany won the gold.

During the 2011 World Cup Series Phelan coxed the men's eight to a silver medal behind Germany in Munich and a bronze in Lucerne.

Phelan studied law at Leicester University and now works at the Treasury. He's a member of the London Rowing Club.

When not rowing he enjoys improving his golf swing, travelling around the world and playing the didjeridoo.

Phelan Hill

Age: 33

Height: 1.71 cm / 5ft 7in

Weight: 55 kg / 121 lbs

Phelan Hill from Bedford coxing the British men's rowing eight in the Olympic Games Credit: Chris Carlson/AP/Press Association Images

The full British men's eight rowing team in the Olympics is:

Phelan Hill, Constantine Louloudis, Matthew Langridge, Greg Searle, Mohamed Sbihi, Richard Egington, Tom Ransley, James Ford, and Alex Partridge.

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