Pete Reed

Peter Reed MBE (born 27 July 1981 in Seattle ) is a British rower who won the 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold in the coxless four.

Born in the United States grew at Reed in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. After school, he enlisted in the Royal Navy, where he rose to lieutenant. During the training officer Reed made ​​2001 his first ergometer test and rowed while the Jahresbestzeit throughout the Navy. This he found at all with rowing, he continued operation during his engineering education at the University of the West of England. During the Master's program at Oxford, he took part in the 2004 and 2005 Boat Race, 2005, he was part of the winning team.

Also in 2005, Reed took with Andrew Triggs Hodge to the qualifying heats of the British rowing national team and won this race, Reed and Triggs Hodge repeated this victory in the years 2006 to 2008., The British head coach Jürgen Groebler sat Reed and Triggs Hodge and Alex Partridge and Steve Williams in the new UK quad without, the flagship of the British rowing Federation. The four remained in 27 races from 2005 to the World Cup in Lucerne in 2007 unbeaten, winning two years all World Cup races and the World Champion title in 2005 and 2006. According to a fourth place finish at the World Rowing Championships in 2007 was replaced by Tom James for the Olympic season Partridge. But the boat was able to start after injury problems before the World Cup in Poznan for the first time with the new line together and took the second place there. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the four delivered a thrilling battle with the Australians and won at the end just the gold medal.

Over the next three years, Reed and Triggs Hodge started in coxless pairs and won at the World Rowing Championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011 silver behind the New Zealanders Hamish Bond and Eric Murray. 2012, the pair returned to the quad without back: At the Olympic Games in 2012 the foursome with Alex Gregory, Peter Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge won the gold medal.

From 2013 he sat in the British eighth. The World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea, she won gold and thus defeated Germany the eighth. This had always taken from 2009 to 2011 the world title in 2012 and was also Olympic champion.