Ollie Cook, an LSE Sports Ambassador, was one of the eight men team who won a thrilling race at the World Cup this weekend for Great Britain.
The boat, crewed by Oliver Cook at bow, alongside Daniel Ritchie, Tom Ransley, James Foad, Mohamed Sbihi, William Satch, Pete Reed, Andy Triggs-Hodge and cox Phelan Hill, fought off a challenge from Poland to narrowly win by 0.43secs. The race was held at Eton Dorney on Sunday 23 June.
Ollie Cook, who completed his undergraduate degree in International Relations and History in 2012, is also an LSE Sports Ambassador. The LSE Sports Ambassador Scheme recognises and rewards exceptional sporting talent amongst the School's students. It supports and develops students who are elite athletes in any recognised sport to pursue their chosen sporting career. LSE Sports Ambassadors represent the School sporting community by holding talks about balancing academic work and sports training, outreaching to prospective students about the scheme and bringing LSE’s sporting excellence to the fore.
Outlining his rowing accomplishments when becoming a Student Ambassador for Sport, Ollie said: “I am currently in the senior rowing squad for Great Britain and last year I competed for Great Britain at the World U23 Rowing Championships, coming fifth, and later at the senior European Championships (competing against Olympic crews) also coming in fifth, while in my final year as an undergraduate student at LSE. As captain of the University of London boat club (ULBC) last year, we won the Henley Royal Regatta, Men’s Head of the River, and I won the national U23 trials. I am now part of the 16 man senior GB rowing squad.”
Watch the winning race here http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rowing/23021488
25 June 2013