Tom Aggar

Tom Aggar made history in 2008 when he was crowned as the first-ever arms-shoulders men’s single scull Paralympic champion in Beijing and is now set to compete at his third Paralympic Games in Rio.

Over the following cycle, Tom maintained an incredible unbeaten record at the highest levels of competition, which came to an end at the London 2012 Paralympic Games where he had to settle for fourth place after a hard-fought race.

He started the Paralympiad in mixed form, having won gold at the World Cup in Eton Dorney but finished agonisingly just outside the medals at the 2013 World Championships in Chungju, South Korea.

The 2014 season saw Tom return to form with some outstanding performances. After taking gold at the World Cup in Aiguebelette, he returned to the World Championships podium with a silver medal – a fitting reward for his staying power since London 2012.

Tom headed into the Rio 2016 Paralympic season on the back of a good 2015, which saw him win a bronze medal at the World Cup in Varese and silver at the World Championships in Aiguebelette, France, a result which qualified his boat for Rio 2016.

The four-time World Champion is the longest-serving member of the GB Rowing Team para-rowing squad having made his debut in 2007.

Major results

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
Arms-shoulders men’s single scull (ASM1x)
Gold
2015 World Championships, Aiguebelette, France
Arms-shoulders men’s single scull (ASM1x)
Silver
2014 World Championships, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arms-shoulders men’s single scull (ASM1x)
Silver

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