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Jurgen Grobler honoured

Jürgen Grobler, 59, Chief Coach to the British men’s rowing squad, has been awarded an Honorary OBE.

The award recognises his immense contribution to Britain’s Olympic success in rowing since he began his job with the Amateur Rowing Association in 1992.

As part of his role, Grobler has also been personal coach to Olympic gold medal winning crews at every Olympic Games between 1992 and 2004.

“I am deeply honoured and proud to have received this award”, said Grobler who comes originally from Magdeburg in Germany and who now lives with his wife, Angela, in Henley-on-Thames.

As a foreign national, Grobler will receive his award from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

“I am immensely pleased that Jürgen’s huge contribution to British Rowing has been recognised in this way”, said GB Performance Director, David Tanner OBE.  “He is a very focused, determined and dedicated person and rightly deserves the credit that this honour brings.”