Mark Hunter (rower)

Mark John Hunter MBE ( born July 1, 1978 in Forest Gate ) is a British rower who won the 2008 Olympic gold medal in the lightweight double sculls.

Hunter started 14 years ago with the rowing. In 1995 he went to at the Junior World Championships and won the B-final. Until 1999 he worked as scullers at Junior and U23 World Championships, but did not reach the A-final. In 2001 he moved to the belt rowing. With the lightweight eight, he was fifth World Cup in 2001. During the next years he did not reach the A-final more. At the Olympics 2004 he took the coxless four in the C- final and finished in 13th place.

2005 Hunter moved back to the Skullern and along with James Lindsay - Fynn, he reached in the double sculls at the World Cup rankings among the top three. At the 2005 World Championships with seventh and eighth place in 2006, it was enough but again not for a finals. 2007 joined the One - rower Zac Purchase to Hunter in the double sculls. In the World Cup, the new boat was second twice and third once. At the World Championships in Munich, the two won the bronze, it was after thirteen years Hunters first international medal. In the World Cup 2008 season was dominated by both the British and won all three events. Also at the 2008 Olympics achieved by the two a sure win. After a year break, the two returned in 2010, according to a World Cup victory in Munich and a fifth place in Lucerne, the two won at the World Championships in New Zealand. Your title they could successfully defend in 2011 in Bled. At the Olympic Games in 2012, the two Englishmen were subject to the Danes Mads Rasmussen and Rasmus Quist and received the silver medal.

Mark Hunter is a trained Fährmeister on the Thames.