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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  United Kingdom
Men's Rowing
Gold 2004 Athens Coxless Four
World Championships
Bronze 1997 Aiguebelette Coxed Four
Gold 1999 St. Catharines Coxless Four
Gold 2001 Lucerne Coxless Four
Bronze 2003 Milan Eight

Ed Coode, MBE (born June 19, 1975 in Indian Queens, Cornwall) is a British rower, twice World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist.

Educated at Papplewick School, Ascot, Eton College, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (studying marine biology) and Oxford University, where he attended Keble College and rowed in the Oxford crew at the 1998 Boat Race.

Coode won his first World Championship in 1999, as a substitute in the British men's coxless four, rowing with Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell. When Tim Foster returned to the four, Coode was put into the coxless pair with Greg Searle. They finished fourth at the 2000 Sydney Olympics having led for most of the race and being overtaken by three crews in the last 600 m, finishing 12/100th of a second (about 2 feet) out of third place.

In 2001, he won a second World Championship in the men's coxless four with Steve Williams, Rick Dunn and Toby Garbett. In 2002, he missed the World Championships due to injury, Josh West taking his place in the coxless four, and was in the men's eight in 2003 that won the bronze at that year's world championships.

With the injury to Alex Partridge, Coode was moved from the eight to the coxless four for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, rowing with Pinsent, Cracknell and Williams. In a close race with World champions Canada, they won gold.

In October 2004, Coode announced he was retiring from rowing — taking a year out to travel in South America and then study for a law degree in Bristol. Following two years at university he spent two years as a trainee solicitor at Bristol firm Burges Salmon, before qualifying and joining family law firm Coodes Solicitors who have branches across Cornwall.

On the 17th September 2005 Coode married Clare Smales in Maker Church, Kingsand, Cornwall. Their daughter Beatrice Mary Arundell Coode (Bee) was born in February 2007, weighing 7lbs13oz. Their second daughter Ottilie Mary was born in March 2009.[1]

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Achievements

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Olympic Games

World Championships

Junior World Championships

  • 1993 - Silver, Coxless Four

External links

References

  1. ^ Births, Marriages and Deaths - Times Online[1]

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