Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne

Mathilda Hodgkins Byrne

Rower - Women's Squad
Club: Reading University BC
Hometown: Hereford

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Intro

Mathilda got into rowing as she wanted to avoid sport and thought rowing would be like it was in the film ‘The Notebook’.

She learnt to row at Hereford RC in 2011 after being told by coach John Griffiths that she had the right build for the sport and later joined the GB Start programme at Reading, having previously been at Gloucester-Hartpury. She made her GB Rowing Team debut in 2012.

Mathilda made her Olympic debut at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games, finishing 7th overall.

After having her son in 2022, she decided to return to the sport as she didn’t want to end her career with memories of the disappointment of Tokyo. Mathilda is a strong believer that it should not be assumed that having a baby means the end of a career. Although finding it tough to juggle motherhood and elite sport, Mathilda feels having Freddie has given her an amazing sense of perspective. Now she is back training full time and loves that Freddie joins her on camp and when travelling to competitions.

Mathilda and Becky Wilde qualified the Women’s double sculls for Paris 2024 at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in May 2024.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Result Boat
2024 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta
Lucerne, SUI
2 (Qualified) W2x
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
7 (1 in Final B) W2x
2020 Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
7 (1 in Final B) W4x
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Silver W4x
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
6 W4x
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
4 W4x
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
5 W4x
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
5 W4x
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
4 W4x
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
7 (1 in Final B) W4x
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Bronze W4x
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
5 W4x
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Bronze W4x
2017 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Bronze W4x
2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
Gold BW2x
2016 European Rowing Championships
Brandenburg, GER
7 (1 in Final B) W1x
2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
4 BW2x
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
5 BW4x
Year:
2024
Event:
Final Olympic Qualification Regatta
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
2 (Qualified)
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Result:
7 (1 in Final B)
Boat:
W2x
Year:
2020
Event:
Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
Result:
7 (1 in Final B)
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Result:
6
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Result:
4
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
5
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Result:
5
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Result:
4
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Result:
7 (1 in Final B)
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Result:
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
5
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Result:
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
W4x
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
Result:
Boat:
BW2x
Year:
2016
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Brandenburg, GER
Result:
7 (1 in Final B)
Boat:
W1x
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Result:
4
Boat:
BW2x
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
Result:
5
Boat:
BW4x