Alex Partridge

Team GB rower who has won two Olympic medals

Alex Partridge is a British rower, Olympic medallist and Olympic speaker who studied technology management at Oxford Brookes University and won his first senior world medal at the age of 20.

In 2004 Alex surprised many by winning the men’s pair at the GB National Team Trials with Andy Hodge, but two months after selection into the crew, he suffered a bilateral collapsed lung and his dream to race in the Athens Olympic Games was over amid months of medical treatment.

The Olympic speaker returned to full fitness a year later and regained his place in the men’s four, winning gold in the World Cups at Eton, Munich and Lucerne and capping the season by taking gold in the World Championships in Japan.

The 2006 World Cup brought further success with gold in all of the World Cup events in Munich, Poznań and Lucerne and another World Championship victory in front of their home supporters at Dorney Lake. Redemption came the way of Alex when he competed in the Eight in both the Beijing and the London Olympics, claiming a silver and bronze medal respectively.

Alex has endured and overcome setbacks in his sporting life, which he is able to express and show his audiences how everyone is able to use these experiences to achieve what appears to be unthinkable.

As an Olympic speaker, his motivational addresses are moving, inspiring and memorable. Having experienced the highs and lows of professional sport, he has a compelling story to tell and is well versed in delivering motivating speeches within the corporate market.

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