100 Team GB contenders for London 2012: Matt Wells

Matt Wells

Rowing (double scull)

Born: 19/04/79

Career highlights

Wells won Olympic and world bronze in the double sculls with Steve Rowbotham before earning a silver medal with new rowing partner Marcus Bateman at the 2010 World Championships.

Other career

Wells is the longest-serving continuous member of the British rowing squad, having first been included in 1999.

He is also a former junior world champion in the double scull and an Under-23 world champion in the single scull.

He and Bateman were only sixth at the 2011 World Championships after Bateman suffered sickness the night before the final. The two flame-haired rowers call themselves "The Red Express".

Did you know?

He was an accomplished runner before he took up rowing and was a county champion at 800m, 1500m and 3,000m.

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