STAGING Phil Congdon - British Rowing

Phil Congdon

Rower // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 6th Jun 1989 (35 years old)
Club: Molesey Boat Club
Height: 202.00
Hometown: Bury St Edmunds

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Phil Congdon won a bronze medal with the men's eight at the 2014 European Championships.

Phil Congdon has also raced in the men’s four and men’s pair during this Olympiad and was a sweep spare for the 2014 World Championships.

On The Water


European Bronze Medallist Men's Eight


World University Silver Medallist Men's Eight

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

Phil won his first senior medal at the 2014 European Championships in Belgrade as he helped the eight bag bronze. He then finished sixth in the men’s four at the World Cup in Aiguebelette before forming a second GB men’s pair with Ollie Cook in Lucerne, placing 11th. Phil was also selected as a men’s sweep spare for the World Championships in Amsterdam.

He had made his senior debut in 2013 in the Development men’s eight which finished a fine fourth at the Eton Dorney World Cup. They then placed eighth in Lucerne.

Oliver Cook, Phil Congdon, Tom Ransley and Dan Ritchie in a second men's four at the Aiguebelette World Cup in 2014

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

Phil made his international debut at the FISU World University Rowing Championships in 2010, finishing ninth in the men’s pair. He returned to the event in 2012 and won a silver medal in the men’s eight.

In 2011 Phil raced in the men’s coxed four at the 2011 World Rowing U23 Championships, finishing fifth.

GB Competitive Record

European Rowing Championships
2014 M8+
European Rowing Championships:
World U23 Rowing Championships
2011 5th M4+
World U23 Rowing Championships:
FISU World University Rowing Championships
2012 M8+
2010 9th M2-
FISU World University Rowing Championships:
FISU World University Rowing Championships:
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2014 7th M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:

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Club: Molesey Boat Club
Boat: Men’s Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches: Ben Lewis
Learnt to Row: Durham University Boat Club
Original Club(s): Durham University Boat Club, Rob Roy Boat Club
Original Coach(es): John Thickness, Wade Hall-Craggs

Beyond the Boat

Phil – who used to be a Grade 4 saxophone player – has a Masters degree in Law from Durham University.  When he graduated he received the full Palatinate Award for Services to University Sport.

He enjoys the occasional round of golf – Justin Rose is the sportsman he would swap places with – and lots of reading.  His love of the movies is reflected in his choice of ideal dinner party guests – actors Will Smith, Michael Fassbender and Robert Downey Jr.

Scrubs and Ed Sheeran are respectively his favourite TV show and singer, while his perfect travel destination is “back home so I can eat my dad’s cooking”.

Personal information

Current Address Home Town
Hampton Court Bury St Edmunds
Current Address:
Hampton Court
Home Town:
Bury St Edmunds
Date of Birth Height
6th June 1989 202cm
Date of Birth:
6th June 1989
Durham University
Durham University