Tom Barras

Tom Barras

Rower - Men's Squad
Club: Leander Club
Height: 192cm
Hometown: Staines

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Intro

Tom relaxes after training by watching Les Miserables, so bringing home silver at his first Olympics in Tokyo certainly was the culmination of a dream he dreamed in times gone by.

The second place finish saw the quad make history as Team GB’s first ever Olympic medal in that boat class.

He started rowing aged 11 at Burway Rowing Club near Staines, where his family lives, and attended Tiffin School in Kingston-upon-Thames. Tom is a qualified physiotherapist, who studied at Cardiff University. He loves to visit Mauritius because of the gorgeous weather and beaches – which coincidentally is twinned with his home town of Staines. Outside of rowing he is busy planning his wedding to fiancée Ellie.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Result Boat
2024 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
4 M4x
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
4 M4x
2024 World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Silver M4x
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
4 M4x
2023 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Silver M4x
2023 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Bronze M4x
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
4 M4x
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Silver M4x
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
4 M4x
2022 World Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
1 (FB Final) M4x
2021 Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
Silver M4x
2021 World Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Bronze M4x
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
5 M4x
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
2 (FC Final) M1x
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
2 (FC Final) M1x
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
4 M1x
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
1 (FB Final) M1x
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
1 (FB Final) M4x
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
6 M4x
2018 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold M4x
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
1 (FB Final) M4x
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Gold M4x
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Bronze M1x
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
1 (FC Final) M1x
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
5 M1x
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
4 M4x
2017 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Bronze M4x
2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
5 BM1x
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
1 (FC Final) BM4x
2012 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
6 (FB Final) JM4x
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
4
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Result:
4
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
4
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Result:
4
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Result:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Result:
4
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2022
Event:
World Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2021
Event:
Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
Result:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2021
Event:
World Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Result:
5
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Result:
2 (FC Final)
Boat:
M1x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Result:
2 (FC Final)
Boat:
M1x
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Result:
4
Boat:
M1x
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
M1x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Result:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Result:
6
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Result:
1 (FB Final)
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Result:
Boat:
M1x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Result:
1 (FC Final)
Boat:
M1x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Result:
5
Boat:
M1x
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Result:
4
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
M4x
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Rotterdam, NED
Result:
5
Boat:
BM1x
Year:
2014
Event:
World Rowing U23 Championships
Varese, ITA
Result:
1 (FC Final)
Boat:
BM4x
Year:
2012
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Result:
6 (FB Final)
Boat:
JM4x

Beyond The Boat

Tom is a qualified physiotherapist and works part-time alongside training. His family live in Staines, which is twinned with Mauritius – his favourite holiday destination, because of the lovely weather and beaches.

Given the chance to become any other sportsperson, he would choose to be Usain Bolt, who he admires for his ability to have fun without impacting on performance.

If stranded on a desert island, Tom would hope to be accompanied by a decent supply of tracksuit bottoms, Coca-Cola, and his phone. He relaxes on the sofa after training by watching Les Misérables or Olympus Has Fallen, and three of his best friends would be his ideal dinner party companions.

He is Lottery funded through UK Sport.