Steve Williams (rower)

Steve Williams (Rower)

Steve Williams (rower)

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Stephen David Williams OBE (born 15 April 1976 in Leamington Spa) is an English rower and double Olympic champion.

In April and May 2011, Steve will be taking part in Richard Parks' . Steve is joining Richard for the 6th and 7th legs to the North Pole and Mount Everest.

Education

Williams started rowing aged 13 while at Monkton Combe School, Bath, and attended Oxford Brookes University to study History and Town planning.

International Rowing Career

Williams made his full international debut in 1998 at the age of 22. He partnered Fred Scarlett in the coxless pair, and came a creditable sixth in his first world championships. A year later he partnered Simon Dennis in the same event, this time finishing fifth. In 2000 both Scarlett and Dennis would win seats in the Eight for the Olympics in Sydney, but Williams just missed out, and instead was part of a coxed four which won a gold medal at the World Championships in Zagreb for non-Olympic events.

The following year he was again world champion, this time in the coxless four, and won the silver medal in the same discipline in both 2002 and 2003.

With Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell and Ed Coode, Williams won Olympic gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the men's coxless four.

Williams was the only member of the 2004 Olympic crew to continue racing for the 2005 season, joining Alex Partridge, Peter Reed and Andrew Triggs-Hodge in the coxless four, again winning at the World Championships that...
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