Our silver medallists
Congratulations to Old Boys Will Lockwood (’06) and Josh Booth (’08), who won the silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games as members of the Australian rowing team, racing in the men’s coxless four and finishing 1.83 seconds behind the gold-medal winning crew from Great Britain.
In the section of the race from 1000 metres to 1500 metres, Great Britain opened up a lead of around half a length. The Australians put in a strong finish, closing on the British crew but ultimately ending two-thirds of a boat length behind the winners.
It was a second Olympic silver medal for Will Lockwood, as he was also a member of the men’s coxless four in the London 2012 Olympic Games, together with Drew Ginn (’92), which also finished second to Great Britain.
Josh Booth competed for Australia in the men’s coxed eight at the London Olympics, which finished sixth overall. Josh is studying medicine, and suspended his course for two years to reach his goal of representing Australia at Rio.
Will Lockwood rowed in the 1st VIII in 2005 and 2006, winning the Head of the River in both years, and was placed second in the Australian Championships in 2006. Josh rowed in the 1st VIII in 2007 and 2008, winning the Head of the River in both years, and also won the Australian Championship in 2008 – a year when he was also Captain of Boats at Scotch.
SILVER MEDALLISTS: JOSH BOOTH (’08, SECOND FROM LEFT) AND WILL LOCKWOOD (’06, RIGHT). THE OTHER CREW MEMBERS ARE ALEX HILL (LEFT) AND JOSHUA DUNKLEY-SMITH (SECOND FROM RIGHT).